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Craftsmen of this family-run studio produce the famed Shan paper.
Craftsmen of this family-run studio produce the famed Shan paper. It is located in Pindaya, a city in Shan state near Lake Inle. This paper, which is very well known in Myanmar, is made from the fibre of the mulberry trees, a very widespread bush in the hills of the area.
The fibres of the mulberry are immersed in the liquid during one of the days and then cleaned with a mix of asphalt or clays in a fire for more than 5 h. The fibres of the Mulberry are removed from the fire. Then the paper pastry, which is shown on a log, is cut for several moments with a beater.
Later on, a very thin piece of woven wool (previously treated with oil) is placed on the bottom of a water-filled container. Dilute the paper mush in a cane or with your hand and spread it evenly over the screen.
Once you remove blisters and clumps of paper, the screen pulls the screen out of the watertank while the paper remains on the cottonscreen. It is then dried in the hot tub for a few minutes and then turned into a piece of paper.
The panel is sensitively detached from the trellis frames. To make note pads, ventilators, lampshades or plain paper shades, flower or small pieces of paper are placed on the paper paste before they are dried. The umbrellas are made entirely by handmade, from the grip of reed and the latch, which allows the sunshade to be opened, to the screen frames on which the paper is glued.
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The MCRB is inviting comment on its briefing paper on biodiversity, human rights and business in Myanmar
This Briefing Paper is part of the MCRB's work on bio-diversity, HR and economics financed by the Helmsley Trust. The Myanmar Centre for Responsible Bussiness (MCRB), requests comment on its Briefing Paper on Biological Diversity, Myanmar by 1 July 2018. This briefing paper, produced by Sally Johnson (Fairfields Consulting), is part of MCRB's work on bio-diversity, HR and businesses financed by the Helmsley Trust.
Its aim is to sensitise industry, civic organisations and governments, in particular regulatory authorities, to the impacts of doing good in Myanmar on biological diversity and how it is related to people' s freedoms, in particular the right to live. The Commission's proposal is strongly related to the need for an efficient system of environment regulatory action, which includes strategic environment assessment and MRA.
This briefing paper deals with the topics in general, but also focuses on the areas of the MCRB' s Sector-Wide Impact Assessments: petroleum and natural resources, coal and steel, coal and steel, forestry, agriculture/plantation and travel. This Briefing Paper is organized as follows: Part 1 discusses the relationship between the economy, biological diversity and people' s right and the way in which the company deals with biological diversity and eco-system wellbeing.
Sect. 3 provides an outline of the political and regulatory frameworks and institutions related to biological diversity and deals with the observance of Myanmar's bio-diversity legislation and regulation, as well as the EIA. Part 5 provides an outline of global norms, practices and instruments, as well as the implementation of global best practices for corporate conservation of biological diversity, also in EIA.
In addition to the paper design, there will be further backgrounds and instructions to be published in the next few weeks: Organizations and businesses interested in this issue are invited to submit commentaries to make this briefing paper a complete guidebook on Myanmar's bio-diversity, HR and economy.
Once the feed-back has been incorporated, the paper is finished and made public.