Artists in Bagan do not destroy their work as Tibetans do with their mandalas.
They use sand covered canvas and paint over vivid scenes from Bagan area and copy old frescoes preserved in the local temples.
Local people have worked in the manufactures of lacquerware.
Their artistic talents and aesthetic taste are inherited from the generations.
Layers of fine sand are soaked with an acrylic glue. The Bagan paintings are very durable and can be easily rolled.