Thein Aung

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Like the majority of the most renown goldsmiths in Myanmar, Thein Aung comes from Ramree Island, Rakhine State. He learned this craft from the masters in his village and then decided to move to Yangon. He has 24 years of experience working as a goldsmith. Thein Aung continues to be inspired by all the teachers he has had and is excited to become a teacher himself with the Turquoise Mountain apprenticeship programme. He loves making intricate pieces in solid gold particularly with floral and nature motifs.