Our Christmas shop is now open!

Take a look below for a range of beautiful, handcrafted and traditional materials from Myanmar, as well as brand new Prospect Burma greetings cards, and our traditional Christmas cards featuring charming designs by artist Sally Oyler. The proceeds from all sales go directly to Prospect Burma, and enable us to support more people from Myanmar. To purchase click on the links below – if you would like to order more than one item, you can change the quantity at the checkout – please note, most materials are one-off items.

Small zip-up bag
Small zip-up bag

Colours



Large zip-up bag
Large zip-up bag

Colours



Phaung Daw Oo Integrated Monastic Education School

Prospect Burma has for sale handmade bags from the PDO Monastery School which are made from traditional fabrics, and two different sizes.

Phaung Daw Oo (PDO) Integrated Monastic Education School was founded in 1993 with the goal of providing free, quality education to children who otherwise would not be able to afford school. The school was built on the Burmese monastic tradition of providing young persons with literacy skills and a moral foundation to equip them to contribute to the betterment of society. PDO’s educational programmes range from kindergarten through high school.

Sone-tu, Traditional Chin Backstrap Weaving

May Ni Ni Aung – Prospect Burma Alumni

Prospect Burma has for sale the three Sone-tu hand-woven Chin backstraps below, which are very high quality, have intricate designs and delightful colour combinations.

The Sonetu organization that May Ni Ni Aung founded works directly with different Chin ethnic group members to preserve a living cultural identity, believing that by providing economic opportunities and encouraging self-employment, the quality of life of both Sonetu individuals and the entire Chin community will benefit. The Sonetu organization believes that by preserving Chin cultural heritage and incorporating the Chin people’s traditional identity in the modern world, it can deconstruct perceptions that stereotype and discriminate against Chin people. At the same time, Sonetu inspires individuals unfamiliar with Chin ethnicity to both understand and respect Chin history, culture, and traditions.

May Ni Ni Aung has said that ‘The education I received and the contacts I made as a result of my Prospect Burma scholarship gave me opportunities that would not have been possible otherwise. The work at SOAS gave me a foundation upon which I was able to expand. In particular, I realized there were many ways that I could contribute to the development of my Chin ethnic group in a remote part of Rakhine State in Myanmar and also preserve the traditional backstrap weaving skills. This work could create employment opportunities for Chin women so that they could meet their basic needs and help support their families. My education has been essential in the work I do in Myanmar. I plan to continue to work in Myanmar for the improvement of the Chin people and to give them the education and skills needed in a modern Myanmar’.

Chin wall hanging
£50
Chin wall hanging £50



Chin table runner
£30
Chin table runner £30



Chin wall hanging £50
Chin wall hanging £50



Women's sarong
Women's sarong

Designs



Chin men's jacket £50
Chin men's jacket £50



Chin shawl £50
Chin shawl £50



Paulaung scarf £9
Paulaung scarf £9



Beach bag
Beach bag

Designs



Shan shoulder bag
Shan shoulder bag

Designs



Kachin women's sarong £40
Kachin women's sarong £40



Embroidered placemat
Embroidered placemat

Size



Gold clutch bag £10
Gold clutch bag £10



Small zip-up bag w/ photo design £5
Small zip-up bag w/ photo design £5



Table runner £60
Table runner £60



The Prospect Burma card shop

Take a look at our range of high quality, glossy greetings and christmas cards below. Each packet of cards costs £5, plus postage and packaging, and contains 5 cards with envelopes (unless otherwise stated). All Christmas cards contain the message “Season’s Greetings” inside, except “Tobogganing Penguins” which has “Merry Christmas”, and “Shwedagon Pagoda”, which is left blank for your own message.

New! Greetings cards – featuring traditional Myanmar fabric patterns, blank inside for your message. Each pack contains 6 cards (3 of 2 designs) £6

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Svalbard Reindeer
Camel train
Singing Chinstrap penguins
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Three packets of cards – £12 (+p&p) Please indicate which designs you would like on checkout.

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