“At the age of 10, I got my tattoos,” says Ma Lha Sen.
Artist Ye Yint Hein takes DVB into his workshop, where he casts political portraits in chalk powder.
Join the DVB Roadshow team as they meet Chin hill tribe women who are among the last inked by a fading tradition.
Mandalay is Burma’s cultural heart. The city’s soul can still be found in its artisan workshops, where its short—but rich— history is preserved…in gold.
Burma’s jungles and plains are dotted with historical artefacts the envy of much of the world. But now many of those precious items are ending up overseas, thanks to a thriving black market.
People in Burma have flocked onto the streets of Rangoon throughout this week, dancing and spraying water on one another to celebrate Thingyan festival and the ushering in of a traditional new year.
Martial artists in Mandalay are offering free classes to students of Thaing Byaung Byan, a traditional Burmese combat-sport.
Women in Chin State are rejecting an ancient custom of female facial tattoos.
On the second episode of DVB’s Doh Pyay Doh Myay Roadshow, the team explores a mountain cave in Karenni State, feared by locals to be haunted.
Women of the Karen ethnic hilltribe in northern Thailand are renowned for their unusually long necks, stretched by multiple layers of neck-rings starting from the age of five.
They are a tourist drawcard, but the tradition may be dying out. Young Karen women can now choose whether they want to have the heavy and uncomfortable wire coils around their necks.
The work of artisan potters in historic Shwebo, Sagaing Division is renowned across Burma. Their long tradition and distinctive style not only makes for a beautiful product, but has helped[…]
Lashio’s Wa community celebrate the colourful festival of Kauk Thit Sar Pwe.
As brands of Burmese alcohol compete with recently approved foreign liquor imports, Karenni villagers are fighting to retain local brewing customs.
Panellists on DVB Debate discuss whether it is too late to save Burma’s rich cultural heritage, which has suffered decades of neglect.