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June 19th, 2008

Lecture: The Never Ending Threads - The Journey From The Traditional To The Contemporary Weaving of Thailand

By: Jarupatcha Achavasmit
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Place: The William Warren Library, The James H. W. Thompson Foundation, 6 Soi Kasemsan 2 Rama I Road, Wangmai, Phayathai, Bangkok
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The Thai Textile Society invites its members and friends to a lecture on “The Never Ending Threads — The Journey from the Traditional to the Contemporary Weaving of Thailand” by Khun Jarupatcha Achavasmit. The lecture will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 19 in The William Warren Library at the James H. W. Thompson Foundation, 6 Soi Kasemsan, 2 Rama 1 Road. The lecture will be in English.

In the past decade, there has been a new wave of contemporary textile artists and designers creating their unique woven pieces based on the traditional weaving of Thailand. Each artist/designer has utilized different traditional weaving elements such as patterns and motifs, colors, compositions and forms as well as weaving techniques within their works. Those creations are blossoming from the nutritious soil of a long standing tradition of weaving and are wonderful examples of how tradition is able to evolve within contemporary society.

In an illustrated lecture, Khun Jarupatcha will be touching on creations of those contemporary artists/designers who include: Kachama K. Perez, Kent Gregory of Sop Moei Art, Lady Lea Dingjan-Laarakker, Nussara Tiengkeit and Sasiwan Damrongsiri of Chabatic. She will also discuss her own experiments with the James H. W. Thompson Foundation in the “Tomyam Pladib” exhibition and her design work at Doitung, Mae Fah Luang Foundation. After Khun Jarupatcha analyzes and discusses the works, she will engage in a further exchange of ideas with members of the audience.

Khun Jarupatcha is a textile designer at Thailand Carpet Manufacturing. She is also one of the Thai textile artists whose work is included in the ongoing art exhibition, “Tomyam Pladib,” at the James H. W. Thompson Foundation.“Tomyam Pladib” features Thai and Japanese artists exploring the coexistence of the traditional and the contemporary. A 1998 graduate of the University of Michigan, Khun Jarupatcha is also a doctoral student at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London.

The suggestion donation is 100 baht for members of the Thai Textile Society and the Siam Society. Members of the public are asked to donate 200 baht.

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