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Authors: U Win Kyaing,
Title: The alms-bowl tradition of Myanmar
Date: 2015
Source: Advancing Southeast Asian archaeology 2013: selected papers from the First SEAMEO SPAFA International Conference on Southeast Asian Archaeology
Place of Publication: Bangkok, Thailand
Publisher: SEAMEO SPAFA Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts
Abstract: The handling of alms-bowl, and important monastic convention practiced by the Theravada Buddhist monks, being already prolonged three millennium years since the time of Buddha, can still be seen in Myanmar. The alms-bowl of present-day is made up of clay and is the truly degenerated pottery tradition originated from NBP Ware of Ancient India. After a great time passed along with Buddhism, this alms-bowl production turned to modernized material changes now let to face with the last surviving generation of a potter family in Innwa (Ava), an ex-capital in Upper Myanmar. This paper attempts just a light to record such cultural aspects of en-dangerous traditions of these days as the functional aesthetics in Archaeology.
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