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Language: Burmese
Source: In general use


Belu are usually man-eating humanoid beings capable of shapeshifting.

There are two main sub-species:

Pan-kike Belu, literally "flower biters". Belu with straight fangs that eat humans. Generally malevolent.

Panswé Belu, literally "flower danglers". Belu with curved or hooked fangs that eat flowers and fruits. Generally benevolent.


Burmese Belu

Watercolour painting by an unknown Burmese artist, 1897.
Bodleian Library, Oxford. Accession number: Ms. Burm. a 5


Belu on a Burmese sword scabbard

Belu on a Burmese sword scabbard.
Sold by Mandarin Mansion in 2016.


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Very rare set of Burmese knives from Mindan village.


For holding and protecting important documents.


With silver overlay on iron even continued on its hilt.


Fine Mindan dha with a scene from the Ramayana on its blade.


Fine silver overlaid dha made in Mindan village, south of Mandalay, gained fame in the 19th…


The thick and heavy blade is marked with a script that has yet to be identified.