Young Myanmar Artists to Innovate Handicrafts Design and Ideas

U Aye Kyu, new artist and CEO of Zero Art Space, is passionate about the promotion of Myanmar traditional crafts.
It was the driving force behind “from craft to art: Myanmar Handicrafts Exhibition and Fair”, which was held in Karaweik Kandawgyi Garden in Yangon from February 26 – March 1.

He said U Aye Koo wanted the event to “make the people of Myanmar realize their products, to find out which products come from where, to allow people to cherish Myanmar traditional crafts and develop the habit of collecting art.”

The new zero-organized the event in collaboration with the British Council and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.Read More »


The Prospects of Myanmar Handicrafts

Myanmar has a long tradition in the production of handicrafts ranging from lacquered wood sculpture for the manufacture of swords objects, but this has quickly become an organized industry, although the market for these products has increased.

myanmar handicrafts prospects

Myanmar traditional market for local and foreign buyers has grown over the past two years, and places to buy these items have expanded from historical pagodas and Bogyoke market of art galleries and shopping centers.

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Old Bagan Life in Burma

bagan life

Today, Myanmar is recognized as the birthplace of Homo Sapiens, since the discovery of fossil ape Pondaung area of ​​Myanmar relevant to humanity by domestic and foreign researchers (40) million years ago.

The Anyarthian culture evolved along the banks of the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar as top Magwe, Chauk, Yenanchaung and sale was found to prove robust to the flowering of the Paleolithic culture in Myanmar. Then again Neolithic culture found in the Padalin, Ywangan municipality and southern Shan State cave. The protohistórica culture that cameRead More »

Myanmar Traditional Wedding

myanmar traditional weddingBurmese traditional folklore considers love to be the target, such as the type destiny Hindu god Brahma in love to a child when he or she is six days old, called Na-Hpuza ( Qupid ). A wedding in Burma can be religious or secular, extravagant or simple. Traditionally, a marriage is recognized with or without ceremony when longyi man hanging from a rail of the house or if the couple eating the same dish looks like. Gifts are usually unknown, and arranged marriage is not a custom of Burmese.

Weddings are traditionally avoided during the Buddhist Lent, which lasts three months from July to October.
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Inscribe in palm leave

palm leave inscriptionMyanmars ancient documents written on slabs of sandstone and bronze. Gold plated. palm leaves and parabaik or writing tablet paper. fabric or metal recording accordion folds.Palm leaves are usually made in Corypha palm leaf with the stylus. Palm leaf entries are made in Corypha palm leaf punch or palm leaves is more common.Read More »

Naga Traditional Supplies

naga supplyThe Naga consider ancestors, surname and age are important factors in their society participation.

They are well known for tradition and head hunting sacrifices for the good harvest.

Handmade weapons used to hunt their prey and cut valuable parts of their prey, such as jaws, teeth, horn, etc …
Some weapons and other accessories of the Nagas are used occasionally, now preserved in a tribal museum.
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Maha Myat-Mu-Ni Pagoda Festival

maha myat-mu-niThe festival falls on the day of the full moon Thabodwe. This festival usually lasts two days. Sticky rice (which is a delicacy) contests are also held on the pagoda platform. A variety of incense sticks are burnt for the Myanmar Buddha Image on the day of the full moon. During this festival thousands of people across the country make the pilgrimage to the Mahamuni Pagoda. The temple is always the center of activities and during this festival it explodes with energy.Locals from near and far come to pay homage and respect to the Buddha image and enjoy the party. Many vendors sell Thanakha, Myanmar made toys, Mandalay food and much more. It is very crowded in the complex of the pagoda.Read More »

History of Myanmar Traditional Dances

Background history

The oldest physical evidence of Myanmar traditional dance antiquities excavations on the site of the city of Pyu Srikshetra. Antiquities excavated include small bronze figures of a piper, a drummer, a saucer flap, a dancer and a fifth figure that looks like a dwarf clown wearing a backpack. The heads of the characters are great, but the bodies are fine proportion. They are well dressed and decorated with ornaments, and their positions are encouraged indicating that they were engaged in the exercise. Dance is the most important and popular form of arts Myanmar show and dances are strictly traditional in form and content. Each of the many dance festivals and Myanmar was popularly known as pwe (theatrical performances.) Historically, all the actual functions began and ended with music and dance Read More »

Myanmar Traditional Pa-O Dancing

Pa-O traditional dancingMyanmar’s northern region is home to a number of national groups in the country: Bamar, Shan, Intha, Danu, Pa-O and others, each with its own culture and language, but they all live in harmony. Besides Inthas, the Pa-O are the second group was the Inn region.

This is the traditional Pa-O dance performed by a large group of beautiful young girls Pa-O. The dance represents the various activities (slope) that producers begin planting their tasks. The words of the song and dance are: Come, come, young boys and girls:
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