Panyun means an art that produces materials in bamboo, wood and thick blackpaint (thit-se). Lacquer ware, known as Yun in Myanmar refers to a process that uses natural organic ingredients to decorate anything from a chest of drawers to a mug. What sets it apart is the immense time and skills required to finish a single piece. Each item is first crafted using bamboo or wood. Then a detailed process of application is followed by a resting period often in an underground cellar for up to ten days. On a detailed framework of process, finely cut strips of bamboo, mixtures of thit-see resin with clay and ash are carefully built-up and finally polished with the ash of fossil wood. The designs are then etched or painted by hand. The most traditional Burmese lacquer ware is of a unique terracotta colour with scenes from the Jataka Stories, the Buddha’s former existence. Bagan is the home of this craft. Lacquer-ware craftsmen commonly produce alms bowls (bowls for monks), food bowl, tea bowl, bowl for pickled tea, drinking cups, traditional betel box (especially held at the Myanmar Houses to serve guests), cigar boxes, etc. As with most other artistic aspects of Myanmar PanYun industry, Lacquer ware forms an important part of social life.