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October 26th, 2007

Lecture: Praya Lae Lao Vieng Textiles From Laos to Chaiyaphum

Lecturer: Professor Komgrish Ritkajorn, lecturer in Antique Textiles and Design at the Rajapat Institute
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Siam Society, 4th floor
131 Soi Asoke (Sukhumvit Soi 21)

The Thai Textile Society in collaboration with The Siam Society is pleased to present a lecture on “Praya Lae Lao Vieng Textiles — From Laos to Chaiyaphum” by Professor Komgrish Ritkajorn on Friday, October 26 at 10:30 a.m.

Professor Komgrish is the great-grandson of Chao Praya Lae, who moved from Vientiane, Laos to Chaiyaphum early in the twentieth century. Lao weavers accompanied Chao Praya Lae, and they introduced Lao Vieng ikat to Chaiyaphum.

In his illustrated lecture, Professor Komgrish will discuss how present day textiles made in Chaiyaphum reflect the influence of the Lao Vieng textiles, which are still commonly used in Laos. Professor Komgrish will also display antique textiles from his personal collection.

A graduate of the faculty of law at Ramkhamhaeng University, Professor Komgrish brings a broad background to his work. He is a textile consultant for Chaiyaphum’s provincial government and a special professor for village weavers in Chaiyaphum. He is also a lecturer on antique textiles and design at the Surin and Chaiyaphum branches of the Rajapat Institute. A member of the committee that selects antique textiles from northeastern Thailand for Her Majesty the Queen’s Textile Institute, he has also received awards for contemporary textile designs from the Office of the National Cultural Commission of Thailand.

A donation of 100 baht for members of the Thai Textile Society and The Siam Society and 200 baht for members of the public is suggested.

For additional information, please contact the Thai Textile Society at