Myanmar Arts

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Myanmar Arts

Panbe ( the art of blacksmith )

The art of Panbe ( black smith ) is the tempering of iron in the furnace to make necessary items. The artisans make ox cart axle. ox cart iron. tyre. scissors. hammer. adze. pickaxe. knife. hatchet. axe. digging hoe and mattock. The Myanmar’s traditional blacksmith craft emerged in the early of Bagan period (11th century A.D) and it had improved in the mid Bagan Ava and Yadanapon period. Myanmar’s traditional blacksmith craft. from Inlay region were famous in the Yadanapon period. Many types of blacksmith craft articles are available. such as military armour. weapons. file. pickaxe. mattock. hoe sword. etc. The Myanmar’s traditional blacksmith craft is very famous in the South East Asia and constitute one of the artistic wonders of the world.

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Panbu ( the art of sculpture )

The art of Panbu ( Sculpture ) means the one which produces figures and floral designs made of wood or ivory. The artisans make the figure of human beings and animals and floral designs. Myanmar’s traditional sculpture emerged before the Bagan period and it improved in the middle of Bagan Era. Myanmar’s sculpture base the religion of Buddhism which arrived from Southern India in the 11th century A.D.Most of the wood sculptures of Bagan and Ava periods have been lost under various circumstances and only a few are left today. One outstanding wood sculpture belonging to the Bagan period is the one at the old portal of Shwesigone pagoda at Nyaung-U.
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Panbu ( the art of sculpture )

Pantain ( the art of gold and silver smith )

Pantain ( gold or silver smith ) is an enterprise of making items of gold or silver. Silver smith is the art of making drinking bowl. receptacle bowl. prize-cup. shield and belt. Gold smith is the art of making ear-plug. ear-drops. ear-ring. with a screw-on back piece. finger-ring bracelet . Pendent and necklace. Myanmar’s traditional arts and crafts artistic creation of gold and silver wares come under the genre (ba-dain) of making items in gold or silver. Creating silverware had been with Myanmar for the past one thousand two hundered years. and judging from the workmanship of the silverware that belong to those early years. it is indeed something for the Myanmar’s to crow about.