Thanakha – A Myanmar traditional cosmetic Sunday, March 12, 2017
Thanakha – A Myanmar traditional cosmetic
What Thanakha is: Burmese people began using Thanakha hundreds of years ago and it remains extremely popular. The product is obtained by grinding the Thanakha tree’s bark, which grows in tropical zone. It is used as a daily product but, but is particularly common at festivals and religious occasions.
Myanmar Marionette Sunday, March 12, 2017
Myanmar Marionette
In old days, Myanmar artists made Myanmar style figures with movable limbs i.e. arms, legs, head etc. and tried to move these moving parts by playing/controlling strings connected to these movable parts so as the actions look like as human being. At that time, the people who played the puppet show made puppets themselves. When they carved the boy parts, the body part of male and female is carved as it is in the real appearance. The puppets were well dressed as the people were used to wear.
Longyi Saturday, March 11, 2017
In Burma, longyis worn by males are called paso (ပုဆိုး), while those worn by females are called htamain (ထဘီ, or htamein). Strictly speaking, they are not unisex attire, as the way they are worn as well as the patterns and makeup are different between the two sexes. Men wear the modern paso by making a fold on either side in front and tied by tucking them together at the waist just below the navel.
Myanmar(Burmese) Names Saturday, March 11, 2017
Myanmar(Burmese) Names
About seven years ago, while I was spending a few days in Philadelphia and enjoying great hospitality of Professor Leonard Swindler, the distinguished Professor of Catholic Thought & Interreligious Dialogue at Temple University, I attended one of discussions with his graduate students. Once his students learned of my Burmese origin, the remainder of the discussion turned to Burmese culture, tradition, and finally names.
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