Things Thai: Antiques, Crafts, Collectibles [NOOK Book]

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Things Thai presents over 60 different items from Thailand, each a collectible with cultural relevance or a story to tell. Each object represents an aspect of Thai life, from devotional objects to examples of the country's strong crafts tradition to pieces of clothing or jewelry. Detailed text and photographs explains the historical and cultural significance.
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Things Thai: Antiques, Crafts, Collectibles

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Overview

Things Thai presents over 60 different items from Thailand, each a collectible with cultural relevance or a story to tell. Each object represents an aspect of Thai life, from devotional objects to examples of the country's strong crafts tradition to pieces of clothing or jewelry. Detailed text and photographs explains the historical and cultural significance.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781462906055
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/13/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • File size: 17 MB
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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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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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