Calendar Pages -- An exhibition of Burma, Lanna and Laos Textiles at River City Grand Hall
January 26th, 2014
An exhibition of Burma, Lanna and Laos Textiles at River City Grand Hall
On Sunday 26 January 2014, 11am until 8pm, an exhibition of Burma, Lanna and Laos Textiles at River City Grand Hall will be held by Steve & Jenny Spancake and CHUM LAMPION for the 1st Anniversary Memorial for Peter Ahrens’ of Lampion. This exhibition of Burmese, Lanna and Laos Textiles is in honor of Hans Peter Ahrens’ of Lampion Curios & Antiques, who passed away on January 25, 2013 in Bangkok Thailand.
Hans Peter Ahrens' was born on July 7, 1940 in Germany. Khun Peter first came to Thailand as a tourist and then returned here as a teacher for a project of the Thai Department of Technical and Economic Cooperation and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbei. Upon completing his teaching obligations at Chiang Mai University, he married Pornpimol Suwannapong and opened an antique shop, Lampion Curios & Antiques. Peter was both a fountain of knowledge and a friend to all who shared his passion. The traditional textiles of the region became one of his favorite art forms after he was dazzled by his first encounter with an antique Burmese piece that was woven from silk and satin and embroidered with gold and silver threads. The textiles exhibited in this 1st Anniversary Memorial are a tribute to his knowledge, passion and love of Southeast Asia and his friendshi p with all who shared his joy.
Today, the shop name Lampion has been slightly changed to “Chum_Lampion” (Punvasa Kunlabutr) signifying that the torch of passion and knowledge for Southeast Asian art continues.
The Thai Textile Society encourages all Textile lovers to take this opportunity to view this private collection.