Origin of Buddha statues from Burma - Myanmar

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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

Special antique bronze Shan Buddha

Special antique bronze Shan Buddha

Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

700 euro
Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

850 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

1,750 euro
Early antique Burmese Buddha statue

Early antique Burmese Buddha statue

5,500 euro
Special large bronze Buddha statue

Special large bronze Buddha statue

15,500 euro
Antique Burmese Buddha statue

Antique Burmese Buddha statue

125 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

Antique wooden Burmese Buddha statue

1,850 euro
Large old teakwooden Buddha statue

Large old teakwooden Buddha statue

3,250 euro
Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

300 euro
Large old wooden Burmese Buddha

Large old wooden Burmese Buddha

1,950 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha

Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha

1,550 euro
Large old lacquerware Buddha statues

Large old lacquerware Buddha statues

2,750 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha

Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha

150 euro
Antique bronze Burmese Ava Buddha statue

Antique bronze Burmese Ava Buddha statue

2,250 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

1,100 euro
Antique marble Buddha statue

Antique marble Buddha statue

1,550 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha statue

1,750 euro
Old Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

Old Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

1,850 euro
Antique wooden Shan Buddha statue

Antique wooden Shan Buddha statue

150 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha statue

Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha statue

750 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha statue

Antique wooden Burmese Shan Buddha statue

600 euro
Old large marble Buddha statue

Old large marble Buddha statue

4,250 euro
Antique Burmese Buddha statue

Antique Burmese Buddha statue

1,950 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

875 euro
Old Burmese bronze Buddha statue

Old Burmese bronze Buddha statue

2,900 euro
Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

1,750 euro
Antique Burmese wooden Buddha statue

Antique Burmese wooden Buddha statue

250 euro
Antique lacquerware Buddha statue

Antique lacquerware Buddha statue

150 euro
Special antique bronze Shan Buddha statue

Special antique bronze Shan Buddha statue

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