Gold leaf & sacred places: Shwedagon Pagoda, July 2015

gold leaf. gold foil. gilded. gold. Shwedagon Pagoda.

Did you know?
The tradition of gilding the stupa of Shwedagon Pagoda, the holiest Buddhist shrine in Myanmar was initiated by Queen Shinsawbu who provided her own weight in gold (fortunately she was a lightweight at 40kg), which was made into gold leaf and used to cover the surface of the stupa.

To take a look at our gold leaf assortment: