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A fabulous new addition to the series that includes Things Korean and Things Japanese, Things Thai presents 62 everyday items from Thailand. Each object-including religious and devotional items, household objects, food and farming implements, clothing, and craftwork--tells a story that represents the Thai lifestyle. Beautifully photographed, accompanied by detailed text offering an explanation of its history and cultural significance, each item illustrates an important piece of Thai custom and culture. From ...

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Overview

A fabulous new addition to the series that includes Things Korean and Things Japanese, Things Thai presents 62 everyday items from Thailand. Each object-including religious and devotional items, household objects, food and farming implements, clothing, and craftwork--tells a story that represents the Thai lifestyle. Beautifully photographed, accompanied by detailed text offering an explanation of its history and cultural significance, each item illustrates an important piece of Thai custom and culture. From distinctive design motifs, including Sangkhalok, Celadon, and Bencharong ware, to devotional objects inspired by Theravada Buddhism, Things Thai will take you on a tour of the art, design, and everyday life of Thailand.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789625937762
  • Publisher: Periplus Editions (HK) Ltd.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Series: No Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 9.81 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Tanistha Dansilp specializes in writing features on cultural and environmental topics, and has contributed many articles to a wide range of Thai magazines.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Decorative Arts 8
Gilded lacquer 10
Lacquerware 12
Mother-of-pearl ware 14
Sangkhalok ware 16
Celadon ware 18
Bencharong ware 20
Gold jewellery 22
Silver 'bullet' money 24
Betel sets 26
Silverware 28
Thai silk 30
Dressing tables and cabinets 32
Boat figureheads 34
Elephants 36
Ivory chedi seals 38
Howdahs 40
Gongs 42
Musical instruments 44
Khon masks 46
Dancer's nail extenders 48
Floral decorations and fruit and vegetable carvings 50
Traditional Thai costumes 52
Religious Paraphernalia 54
Buddha images 56
Buddha's hands 60
Votive tablets 62
Amulets 64
Ceramic propitiatory figurines 66
Spirit houses 68
Offering receptacles 70
Alms bowls 72
Monk's fans 74
Assembly hall models 76
Monk's chairs 78
Altar screens 80
Scripture cabinets 82
Monastery drums 84
Monastery bells 86
Ceramic temple fittings 88
Monastery roof finials 90
Nagas 92
Eave brackets 94
Carved door panels 96
Door and window pediments 98
Buddhist banners 100
Rural Crafts 102
Lanna gable decorations 104
Carved Lanna lintels 106
Seed baskets and scoops 108
Sticky-rice containers 110
Water dippers 112
Coconut scrapers 114
Carrying poles 116
Farmer's hats 118
Poppy seed pod incisers 120
Hilltribe textiles 122
Hilltribe jewellery 126
Akha head-dresses 130
Triangular cushions 132
Shuttles 134
Tube skirts 136
Skirt hems 138
Scarves 140
Wicker balls 142
Selected Bibliography and Sources 144
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