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Myanmar

The Bamboo Buddha is a style of Buddha image in Myanmar which has been woven entirely from bamboo.

 

This one, in Nyaung Shwe, is ca. 3 meter tall and is seated in the lotus position and with a dhammachakka mudra.

 

  Bamboo Buddha

 

  Bamboo Buddha

 

It was made in 2008 by craftsmen from Namhu, a village on Inle Lake (fig.) and is currently on display at the Nyaung Shwe Cultural Museum (fig.).

See also THAILAND'S NEIGHBOURS & BEYOND.

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