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a boy making a traditional red umbrella in Myanmar
January 7, 2016

Seeing Red

Interested in observing local tradition and culture in Myanmar (Burma), Naing Thu Soe visited a traditional umbrella works in the port city of Pathein. While documenting the traditional craft with his camera, the Your Shot member witnessed some of the handiwork involved. “I saw a boy binding cotton ropes between [the] umbrella cover and bamboo umbrella bones,” he writes. In time, he had the idea of photographing the process from inside the umbrella.

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Photograph by Naing Thu Soe, National Geographic Your Shot

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