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Pantin (Coppersmith)


Patin, like other crafts, can be traced to the Bagan era and it subsequently developed in the Bagan and Ava period. Popular copper items include Buddha images, gongs, bells, and round cattle bells.

The bells and gongs are used in every pagoda in Myanmar and in Buddhist rituals.
Casting using copper as a base metal rendered into brass is also an ancient Myanmar craft.

Buddha images, bells and gongs, and other utilities such as figurines, altar items, vases and candle stands, and household or display items cast from brass are readily available in the marketplace. Casting is still an important industry in Mandalay.