The Secret Ancient City of Bagan Women Hair Styles


If Bagan people were very forgiving in decorating their religious buildings to gain spiritual benefits to the posthumous world, they are inferior for more beauty in this life. It was not extravagrant’s own decoration. Women of all times all age and nationality who have more equitable sex are almost self-evident that women have a desire for beauty and elegance, and the women of Bagan were no exception.

There are paintings, literary and proof inscriptions to prove that in addition to clothing, jewelry and facial makeup, Bagan women have a flair for hair style. There is no mention of a particular coiffeur called “Myeik-lut-su” were teenagers in those days, which is in one of the three oldest poems of the time. The poem was written by an unknown poet, describing the tragic story of a mighty blackmith and his younger sister.

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A detailed and complete list of women’s hairstyles Bagan recorded bard lady named Yaway Shin Htwe, who served as a Lady-in-waitingin the court of King Maha Dhamma Yaza (A.D.1584-1459). It consists of about 55 hairdressers from Bagan in a new verse form “Un Chin”.
The names of 55 hairdressers listed in Un Chin are as follows:
  • Myeik Hpyu
  • Myeik So
  •  Thwe Nyo Myeik Lut
  • Yit Pat Su
  • Yaw Yee
  • Tu Mei Shwe Yaung
  • Tein Taung Tet Thit
  • Hlyat Sit Pyat
  • Hnin Thwe Ma So
  • Kya Nyo Wit San
  • Du Win Hnaing She
  • U Pyi Shun Pyaw
  • Zin Yaw Tant Wei
  • Pale Ko Lone
  • Gamon Ngon Ar
  • Ley Tha Wei Le
  • Mgu Chee Matin
  • Ya Gin
  • Kha Yu Chaung
  • Hton Kyaung
  • Hton Kya
  • Nga Pa Myeik So
  • Aung Myo Nameik
  • Karaweik Hnot Thi
  • Hseik Thamee
  • Pan Pyee Hse Htwe
  • Ney Ayone Khan
  • Nyint Yan Thauk Shu
  • Tein U Naga
  • Ley Pa Ya Thi
  • Hnaing Pyee San Lut
  • Naga Pat Kyaw Kwin
  • Nantwin Myitzu
  • Htwet Pyu Mokwa
  • Padoma Theikdi
  • Mani Kopa
  • Chaya Pwint They
  • Yon Yey La Wei
  • Ney Lei U Daung
  • Thon Chaung Chu Shet
  • Sa Hwet Yaung Chaw
  • Thibaw Tagun
  • Ananta Hpu Sha, Mawra Giwa
  • Hintha Sa Hkunt
  • Pa Zin Taung Pyant
  • Thi Nyunt Let Thin
  • Kun Lin
  • Nauk Twe
  • Myit Ta Ywe
  • Pale Kun Char
  • Yatana Man Daing
  • Pwint Saing Pona Yeik
  • Naga Ate Ley Daunt
  • Shit Hmyaunt
  • Pyan Ka Bat

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Since then, it was usually 55 kings in a long Bagan dynasty, some scholars are inclined to assume that each of the 55 hairdressers is fashionable in the reign of each king. However, there is no evidence to support their surmise. Hair sketches of these 55 found in older parabeiks (folded parchment) of a white, black and gold. Examples of this article are reproductions of parabeik age preserved in the scientific library of the Department of Archeology in Yangon.

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Jade | Definition of jade


Jade refers to the combination of two different minerals, Jadeite and Nephrite. Most jade of gem value is Jadeite Myanmar Jade. The most valuable is the Imperial Jade, Emerald transparent green jadeite from Myanmar.

Jadeite and Nephrite have different physical and chemical characteristics. In China where Jade has been most prized was the only one of jade until the 18th century. Highly prized pieces from the moment in white a creamy and translucent uniform.

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Since the mid-18th century, jade was imported from Burma (now Myanmar), and became the most popular form of jade in China. In addition, Myanmar jade is also found in Japan, part of the former Soviet Union, Central America, and California. The actual color and texture of the jade stems from the metal element (s) it contains, and as part formed geologically.

Green jade, known as fei tsui in Chinese, apparently, is used almost exclusively in jewelry setting, and is the most popular type of jadeite.

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How To Wear Myanmar Traditional Dresses – (Sarong)


Among the increasing number of foreign tourists is very popular what kind of Myanmar traditional dress (Longyi), a sarong-like tube of fabric worn by both genders. This neutral term “Longyi” is called paso when worn by men and htamein by women.

Longyi structure also varies according to gender. Men’s longyi in the thin blanket and a woven strip snugly in the back of tightening, before concluding an elegant knot, women are colorful patterns: beautiful, picture bright batik, traditional woven zigzags called acheiq, stripes or flowers.

Women connect Longyi, pulling all the fabric on one side, bending back over and tucking the hip to the opposite side of the waist, usually covered with a fitted blouse worn just to the waistband. A thin strip of black fabric in the Longyi Sewen waist useful as a liner around the waist pan as well as help figure out which side is up.

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How to wear a Longyi

  • Pull the 2 sides near the front
  • Moves on one side of the other, and on the inside and tucked firmly in the middle of the waist.
  • This part – at the end is not hidden in – then you can turn in the front

Usually without underwear, so that the user can urinate or defecate squatting modestly (Burmese style: both feet on the floor, including the heel), with the bottom edge of the feet wrapped Longyi outside on the floor.

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It can be washed in public places, and loosening the waist holding Longyi one hand while the other hand inside with soap and water. Naked upper body also washes. Clean the above, and in Longyi now wet, which is fastened to the waist as usual, while the dry Longyi pulled over his head and beyond Longyi wet, the latter then unloosened, fell on the feet, while the new Longyi linked to.

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