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Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 2014

Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20140

Tai Lue Temple at Wat Pong Sanuk, Cited by UNESCO


About the Study Tour
The city of Nan is dotted with a number of ancient and beautiful temples built in the Lanna style. The study tour participants  visited Tai Lue temples built in their characteristic style and were able to view some of the textile patterns on temple murals.

Nan is in an isolated valley, surrounded by high mountains, where the Tai Lue people have been relatively sheltered from outside influences and thus, have been able to maintain their traditional culture. Much of this is reflected in the textiles the women weave. According to Professor Soangsak Prangwatanakun, Tai Lue weaving culture in Nan may be classified into two groups, one being characterized by weft ikat (mat mi) and the other by Tai Lue weaving in nearby Sayaburi Province in Laos as some of the people came from there. In the former, weavers tie-dye weft threads to weave tube skirts in cotton and silk, creating horizontal stripes in blue, purple and pink colors. As influenced by the weaving culture in Sayaburi, weavers in the latter group use tapestry weaving technique or “ko” technique in their language. Their most famous design is “lai nam lai” - a design reflecting waves or flowing streams.



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Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20140


Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20141

Lanna-style tabernacle for Buddha image, at Wat Phra That Lampang Luang



Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20140

Sassanian or Persian-style Hunting Motif Showing Textiles



Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20141

Lanna-style candelabra



Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20140

Four Dayani Buddhas back-to-back in Tai Lue Temple of Wat Pong Sanuk



Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20141

Mythical bird in attendance at Lanna funerals



Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20140

High-relief lacquer chest



Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20141

Textiles on celestials in mural at Wat Phra That Cho Hae Phrae



Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20140

Men's leg tattoes at Wat Phumin



Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20141


Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20140


Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20141

1721a Wat Phumin "Boys+Girls On The Dock"



Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20140


Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20141


Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20140

Nan Nat'l Museum



Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20141

 Local fashion statement with Wat Phumin "Whisperers" T-shirt



Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20140

"The Whisperers" at Wata Nong Bua, note man's leg tattoes



Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20141

Tapestry weave at Nan Nat'l Museum



Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20140

Nan Natl Museum Tai Lue Tapestry Weave Lai Nam Lai "Flowing Water" Motifi Chiang Khon Dist, Chiang Rai Prov.



Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20141

Dong Song Drum Motifs Found on Textiles



Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20140


Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20141

Wat Phumin "Boys+Girls On The Dock"



Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20140

Burmese-style gilt carving at Wat Pong Sanuk



Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20141

Artist's Sketches for murals at Wat Nong Bua



Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20140

Bodhisattvas at Wat Nong Bua



Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20141

Couple at Wat Nong Bua  -(tapestry weave of women's pasin, mans top woven/embrodiery  indigo jacket)



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Tapestry weave Supplementary weft ?



Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20141


Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20140


Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20141

World's Largest Gong at Wat PhraThat Haripunchai



Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20140

Luk Nimit Consecration Stones



Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20141


Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20140


Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20141


Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20140


Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20141


Textiles and Temples in Nan - Thai Textile Society Study Trip January 20140