Burma's history of crafting silver dates back to at least the 9th century.
During the pre-colonial times, the art was widely practiced throughout Burma.
It was during the British colonization that the art of crafting silver was fully developed with the encouragement from the administration to boost economic growth, making the period 1875-1945 the high-point for the finest Burmese silver crafting.
Most Burmese silver made in the late 19th century and early 20th century was made of silver which is approximately 90% pure.
On top of the real intrinsic value of silver in these Burmese silver works of art, there is the added value of excellent craftsmanship with rich history and exotic cultural background.
During the Raj Period, silver produced in Madras became known to the British as “Swami silver,” because of its decorative gods and other sacred festival themes.
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