The Secret Ancient City of Bagan Women Hair Styles

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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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