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November 03rd, 2012

Collectors Corner - COURT DRESS OF LANNA

Collectors Corner - COURT DRESS OF LANNA0
Collectors Corner - COURT DRESS OF LANNA
A presentation by D. B. Bhatt

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Court dress has always expressed the authority and power of its wearer.  As tribute to Susan Conway, the author of “Power Dressing”, a volume that accompanied the eponymous exhibition in Bangkok, Mr. Bhatt will give a presentation of recreated royal Lanna costumes. These are richly brocaded, embroidered and some decorated with gem-like stones. Some of these items were tokens of tribute and gifts exchanged between royal families. Mr. Bhatt owned several original Lanna court outfits and possesses deep knowledge of them. The replicas are magnificent, and we’ll be able to view them without concern of damaging the fragile treasures which are now in museums.

Venue:  William Warren Library, 4th floor loft floor
              The Henry B. Thompson Office Building,
  6 Soi kasemsan 2, off Rama I Rd

Time: 10:00 am
Members: B200
Non-members: B300
For information and reservation contact:  Ruth Gerson

The Thai Textile Society would like to thank James H.W. Thompson Foundation for its support with this event