Exhibition displays rare costumes of Shan Chieftains

11 June 2019
Exhibition displays rare costumes of Shan Chieftains
Photo: Ye Naing/Mizzima

Rare Myanmar ethnic attires, worn by Shan chieftains over a century ago, are being displayed in Yangon, aimed at enhancing the spirit of an ethnic race to cherish its culture and traditions, Xinhua reported.

The 10-day exhibition, which began on Sunday at the National Museum, is sponsored by the Department of Archaeology, the National Museum and Library under the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture.

The exhibition displays costumes worn by and items used by Shan chieftains of various regions throughout the past successive eras and demonstrates the civilization of a race which can be studied through their costumes, style of dress, literature and culture, said Minister of Ethnic Affairs Naing Thet Win.