Art & Culture

Panbe (Blacksmith)

The art of Panbe (blacksmith) is the tempering of iron in the furnace to make necessary items.The Myanmar’s traditional blacksmith craft emerged in the early of Bagan period (11th century A.D) and it had improved in the mid Bagan Ava and Yadanapon period. Myanmar’s traditional blacksmith craft from Inlay region were famous in the Yadanapon period. Many types of blacksmith craft articles are military armour, weapons, file, pickaxe, mattock, hoe sword, etc. As the economics of our country, it’s based on agriculture so the art of blacksmithing is essential for Myanmar people.