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Tapestry (shwe shi hto)

The art of tapestry named shwe chi hto (gold embroidery) seems to be flourished about one thousand years ago. Evidence can be found in...

Puppet (yoke thay)

Myanmar puppet stage is fully developed with drama music, songs and dances. The writer SayaHlaTha Mein wrote in his book, Myanmar Yoke – thayTabin...

Earthenware

The town of Moattama was first mentioned in an old Burmese inscription of 1326 where it is called Muttama, the name which until now...

Paper (hmaing-kaing)

The first stage of the papermaking process is cooking hard straw in the steamer for twenty-four hours to become soft. The dried straw is...

Metal pandain

In Myanmar, the traditional arts of gold and silver smithing are known as pandain; they are considered to be one of the country’s ten...

Lotus weaving

Lotus weaving was conceived nearly a century ago when a woman named Daw Sa U picked a lotus flower from Inle Lake to offer...