Lacquer art is probably
the top art
form with a dual use in the country, there are lacquer ware
handicrafts and there are more sophisticated
items which fall into art definition.
items for everyday use is one thing,
creating art items is an extension. The
whole reminds a bit to Batik in Malaysia
where the technique is used for clothing and
also to create beautiful paintings which are
of lacquer are the pattern on household
items, furniture and more. Long time ago
this were very valuable item only used by
royalty but already around hundred years ago
it went into mainstream.
from China and Japan and was adapted to the
local Myanmar style and use.