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Glass mosaic

a well in Shwedagon Pagoda is embellished with glass mosaic.

Glass mosaic (Burmese: မှန်စီရွှေချ) is a traditional Burmese mosaic made with pieces of glass, used to embellish decorative art, structures, and furniture. Glass mosaic is typically divided into two subcategories, hman gyan si (မှန်ကြမ်းစီ) and hman nu si (မှန်နုစီ). The former is typically used to decorate the walls and ceilings of pagodas, while the latter is used to embellish furniture and accessories. The art form originated in the 1500s during the Nyaungyan era. Glass mosaic is often studded with gems and semi-precious stones.

History

Glass mosaic is a traditional Burmese mosaic made with pieces of glass, used to embellish decorative art, structures, and furniture.[1] Glass mosaic is typically divided into two subcategories, hman gyan si (မှန်ကြမ်းစီ) and hman nu si (မှန်နုစီ). The former is typically used to decorate the walls and ceilings of pagodas, while the latter is used to embellish furniture and accessories. The art form originated in the 1500s during the Nyaungyan era. Glass mosaic is often studded with gems and semi-precious stones.[2]

The National Museum of Myanmar exhibits hundreds of glass mosaic pieces like dolls, animal figures, chairs.[3]

Notable artists

Materials

  • Glass
  • Gems
  • Glue
  • Grout
  • Sponge

See also

References

  1. ^ Lae Phyu Pya Myo Myint (2017-11-17). "A fragile tradition". The Myanmar Times. Retrieved 2017-11-22.
  2. ^ "Myanmar Mosaic Art". www.seasite.niu.edu. Retrieved 2017-11-22.
  3. ^ The Rough Guide to Myanmar (Burma). Rough Guides. 21 November 2017. pp. 142–. ISBN 978-0-241-33293-1.

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