Calendar Pages -- Collector’s Corner – Tai Yuan and their Textiles, from Birth to Death
August 24th, 2013
Collector’s Corner – Tai Yuan and their Textiles, from Birth to Death
Tai Yuan and their Textiles, from Birth to Death
Archarn Boonchai Thongjaroenbourgam
Head of Mother-of-Pearl Inlay Department, Royal Craftsmen College, Grand Palace
The Tai Yuan are one of the earliest Tai people who settled in northern Thailand, the area known as Lanna in Thai history. During the reign of King Rama I, they were dispersed throughout the northern and central provinces such as Naan, Phrae, Uttaradit, Lampang, Ratchaburi, Saraburi. Today they are the majority population in northern Thailand and a minority in the central provinces. The Tai Yuan have developed distinctive weaving patterns, which serve to distinguish them from one another and Tai Yuan from other regions. Clothing worn daily is not very elaborate but garments woven for ceremonial occasions are often elaborately decorated with tiin chok, supplementary weft patterning.
Acharn Boonchai has been collecting textiles for more than 25 years and has over 2000 pieces in his collection. To illustrate his talk about weaving traditions of the Tai Yuan women he will present for our viewing, antique textiles of the Tai Yuan women from when they were young girls learning to weave, progressing to the time they prepare for marriage onto old age when they weave their clothes for eventual death. Archarn will also show some antique Phrae Wa to compare weaving techniques.
Date: Saturday, 24th August
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Siam Society
131 Asoke Montri Road (Sukhumvit 21), Bangkok 10110, Thailand
The Society premises are situated on Asoke Montri Road (Sukhumvit Soi 21)
two minutes walk from Sukhumvit subway station (exit 1) and five minutes walk from Asoke sky train station (exit 3).
Donation: Members: B200 - Non-members: B300
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