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Things Thai: Antiques, Crafts, Collectibles

Things Thai: Antiques, Crafts, Collectibles

by Tanistha Dansilp, Michael Freeman
     
 

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Things Thai presents over 60 different items from Thailand along with extensive cultural and historical background information.

Each is a collectible in its own right, and has some cultural relevance or a story to tell. Each object, be it a work of art, an emblem or something more everyday, represents an aspect of Thai life. Some items are

Overview

Things Thai presents over 60 different items from Thailand along with extensive cultural and historical background information.

Each is a collectible in its own right, and has some cultural relevance or a story to tell. Each object, be it a work of art, an emblem or something more everyday, represents an aspect of Thai life. Some items are devotional objects inspired by Theravada Buddhism, others are representative of the strong crafts tradition in the country; some have distinctive Thai design motifs, such as the kanok flame and vegetal motifs, others are simply pieces of clothing or jewelryubut all have a distinct bearing on Thai customs and culture.

Each item is photographed separately and detailed text explains its historical importance and cultural significance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804841641
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
03/10/2011
Edition description:
Revised, Hardcover with Jacket
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Tanistha Dansilp is a journalist and feature writer specializing in articles on cultural and environmental topics, and has contributed to a wide range of Thai magazines.

Michael Freeman has photographed extensively in Asia, both for magazines such as the Smithsonian, GEO and Conde Nast Traveler, and for numerous books on Asia and beyond.

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