Gallery: Sweaters Hand-Knit by Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi Auction for $123...

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Two of the most expensive sweaters sold in Myanmar (also called Burma) were not made by a hot designer–  but instead by National League for Democracy chairperson and former political prisoner, Aung San Suu Kyi. In a fundraiser for the opposition party, Suu Kyi’s sweaters were auctioned for a total of $123,000, which will be used to incite change in the former military-ruled country. The politician hand made the sweaters twenty five years ago when juggling work, school and raising two children.

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