Silverwork of Burma – Status and Characteristics of Silversmiths

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The occupation of silversmith is not hereditary in Burma, though it often happens that amongst the members of a particular family one or two are found in each generation to have an especial aptitude for the work. Like other men, some work steadily and some fitfully, but a good craftsman is honoured by his fellow townsmen and his success is felt to reflect credit on the town.

Joseph CohenSilverwork of Burma – Status and Characteristics of Silversmiths