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Pantaw (Stucco Carving)


Stucco carving can be traced to pre-Bagan times and continued to improve in the Bagan, Innwa, Amarapura and Yadanabon periods.

The Bagan era stucco works are famous for their detailed decorations. Different styles emerged in the mid-Konebaung and Amarapura period the works became Myanmar in style and refined. The curled leaves, buds, and flowers in bunches of this era are beautiful.

Monasteries and pagodas are decorated with intricate patterns of stucco works. Menu's Brick Monastery in Inwa, and the Atumashi Monastery in Mandalay are historical examples of Myanmar traditional stucco works.