Glass mosaic

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

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  1. ^ a b c d 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.

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