The Thai Textile Society has just received an invitation from the Thai Handicraft Trade Promotion Association for the opening ceremony of the “Enliven the City with Exquisite Thai Handicrafts Fair” on Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 2 p.m. The ceremony will kick off 11 days of activities that will end on May 5. This fair celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Thai Handicraft Trade Promotion Association.
The fair, which was featured in the Bangkok Post Outlook section on April 22, will bring together outstanding craftspeople and their products from throughout Thailand. Of special interest to members of the Thai Textile Society will be an exhibit from the collection of Life Member Surapee Rojanavongse, honorary chair of the Thai Handicraft Trade Promotion Association, on the third floor of Amarin Plaza. Khun Surapee has been collecting and promoting Thai textiles for over 30 years.
Visitors to the fair will also have an opportunity to see special programs on pottery, ceramics, kites, making flowers from weeds, making paper, carving, and goldsmithing. The fair will host street performances each day at noon and 6 p.m. There will also be a Thai Craft Market on the third floor of Amarin Plaza.
Members interested in attending the opening ceremony should telephone 02-6125900, extension 5811. Members who read Thai can obtain more details about the fair at www.th-ta.com.