Padonma Lotus Robe
Long since the arrival of Theravada Buddhism in Myanmar, offering various kinds of sacred robes
to the Pagodas, Buddha Images and members of the Sangha have been upheld. Among
various kinds of sacred robes, Padonma lotus robe from lotus fibre is regarded
And this kind of sacred robes can only be found of Inlay Lake because Padonma
lotus can only be
grown in Inlay Lake. After getting the Padonma
form the Lake, these stalks are cut into pieces and from these stalks, fibre can
get. These fibres are rolled into a tiny thread. About 50,000 of Padonma lotus
are needed to complete a robe of human size.
This thread can be rolled into handlooms. The lotus stalks are plucked and then washed.
Later it soaked again in rice congealed and dried. The dried yarn is again spun and then it is
made ready for finally weaving into a rope.
Weaving a Padonma lotus robe is very time consuming and it has to work
laboriously so it's no doubt its very expensive.
The quality of this Padonma
lotus is light, fragrant and suitable for all seasons. And if you have a chance,
do come and visit Inlay Lake and you can study the process of weaving Padonma