09 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Earthen pots are now available in the villages located on the banks along the Shweli, a river serving as a boundary between Katha District of Sagaing Region and northern Shan State.
Once, villagers of the area had to buy clay pots they used mostly as drinking water containers in a place that is far from their homes. As the road was rough and the journey was long, and the earthen pots were fragile, many never reached the destination intact, according to the residents.
"Like in other rural areas of the country, the earthen pots have been an essential household item of the villages of the area. So, families faced hardships to get an earthen pot, particularly for storing drinking water
"They come to us from faraway places in
Nowadays, earthen pot makers are facing a shrinking market, as more and more people in villages and towns are relying on bottled water, and using the
— Ngwe Ohe
(Translation: TMT )