Origin of Buddha statues from Burma - Myanmar

Asian art

Bagan in Burma

Burma - Myanmar

Most of our statues are from Burma. Little is known about this country, even in its neighbouring Asian countries. It was very isolated and nearly forgotten for a long time. People who have heard about Burma know it as "the land of pagodas" or "the country where time has stood still for a long time". People live at a much slower pace and have plenty of time for each other. Over eighty percent of the Burmese population adhere to Theravada Buddhism. This is the oldest and purest form of original Buddhism.

Burma lies on the mainland of Southeast Asia. Burma is 19 times the size of the Netherlands, making it one of the largest countries in Southeast Asia. Burma borders on China to the northeast, Laos and Thailand to the east and Bangladesh and India to the west. The Andaman Sea is to its southwest and the Bay of Bengal to the west.

Burma has a tropical climate with three seasons. The rain season lasts from July to October, the cool and dry season from October to mid-February. The hottest period is from February to mid-May.
Burma has approx 54 million inhabitants. Most people live around Yangon and in the Mandalay area. There are over 200 ethnic groups. The main peoples are the Burmans, Shan, Kayin, Kayal, Kachin, Rakhine, Chan and Mon.
Burmese is the official language of the country. There are around 200 other languages apart from Burmese. Knowledge of English is reasonable.

Buddha statues from Burma

Buddha statue from Burma - Myanmar

The Buddhas from Burma have a special character, says owner Peter. "A truly fair Buddha emanates immense power. I can look at them for hours. You can really see the amount of time and energy that has gone into making these statues."

Trading in a country like Burma and exporting Buddhas is not always easy. When you succeed and the statues finally arrive in the Netherlands, you end up with a truly special and exclusive Buddha. We never remove statues from its place of worshipping and never buy antiques in Burma, since this is not allowed.

We sometimes buy damaged Buddha statues in Burma. We have these restored on the spot, as you can see in the film below:

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Buddha statues from Burma

Very beautiful antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

Very beautiful antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

3750 euro
Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha

Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha

300 euro
Antique bronze Burmese Arakan Buddha statue

Antique bronze Burmese Arakan Buddha statue

2600 euro
Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha

Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha

975 euro
Antique bronze Burmese Buddha - Arakan style

Antique bronze Burmese Buddha - Arakan style

1750 euro
Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

3900 euro
Antique Burmese Buddha statue

Antique Burmese Buddha statue

125 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

800 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

1250 euro
Antique wooden standing Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden standing Mandalay Buddha

1450 euro
Antique Burmese Lotus Buddha statue

Antique Burmese Lotus Buddha statue

150 euro
Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha

Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha

1650 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Burmese Mandalay Buddha

400 euro
Antique bronze Burmese Lotus Buddha

Antique bronze Burmese Lotus Buddha

1100 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha

Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha

125 euro
Very special original bronze Bagan Buddha statue

Very special original bronze Bagan Buddha statue

Large special Burmese Shan Buddha

Large special Burmese Shan Buddha

15500 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

1250 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

1750 euro
Antique bronze Burmese Buddha statue

Antique bronze Burmese Buddha statue

1250 euro
Large old teakwooden Buddha statue

Large old teakwooden Buddha statue

1400 euro
Large and special 17th century Burmese Buddha

Large and special 17th century Burmese Buddha

29500 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

500 euro
Old wooden Burmese Buddha statue

Old wooden Burmese Buddha statue

1450 euro
Antique standing wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique standing wooden Mandalay Buddha

1350 euro
Antique bronze Shan Buddha

Antique bronze Shan Buddha

750 euro
Special large antique Shan Buddha statue

Special large antique Shan Buddha statue

5500 euro
Special - very early bronze Arakan Buddha statue

Special - very early bronze Arakan Buddha statue

11000 euro
Antique Burmese Shan Buddha

Antique Burmese Shan Buddha

150 euro
Antique Buddha statue from early Mandalay period

Antique Buddha statue from early Mandalay period

5500 euro
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