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04 September 2020

 Pantaut — The Art of Making Floral Designs Using Masonry

Myanmar: Pantaut – The Art of Making Floral Designs Using Masonry, 4 September 2020. Image from Commonwealth Stamps Opinion Blog.

Technical Specifications:

Date of Issue: 4 September 2020
Printer: Security Printing Works (Myanmar)
Printing Process: Offset Lithography
Stamp Size and Format: 30 mm x 42 mm (Vertical)
Color: 4
Perforation: 14
Denomination: K200
Sheet Composition: 50 Stamps per Sheet
Quantity: 300,000 pc
Stamp Designers: Shwe Yoe Yar, Thiha Lwin (TMH)

Pan in Burmese means flower. Analogously the ten arts are also known as ten flowers of Myanmar:

  • Panbe (the art of blacksmith)
  • Panbu (the art of sculpture)
  • Pantain (the art of gold and silversmith)
  • Pantin (the art of bronze casting)
  • Pantaut (the art of making floral designs using masonry)
  • Panyan (the art of bricklaying and masonry)
  • Pantamault (the art of sculpting with stone)
  • Panpoot (the art of turning designs on the lathe)
  • Panchi (the art of painting)
  • Panyun (the art of making lacquerware)

Pantaut means a handicraft of making decorative floral designs in relief with stucco. The artisans make the figures of lions. dragons and floral designs with stucco. Myanmar traditional stucco carving emerged before the Bagan period and it improved in the Bagan. Inwa. Amarapura and Yadanapon period. According to the historical records. Stucco works were very famous in Bagan period. Stucco works of Bagan period have detailed decorations.

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