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Woven art for life

Asian textiles expert Paothong Thongchua shares his love for antique royal and Tai fabrics through a new exhibition

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Colourful like flowers, exquisite like art pieces and glittering like stars _ these are more than 150 antique textiles from palaces, local and ethnic communities in Thailand and other Asian countries. The Centuries-Old Tai Textiles Exhibition in Ayutthaya is the fruit of Asian textiles and culture expert Paothong Thongchua's passion for antique fabrics. 

King Rama V’s ceremonial gown.

"The displayed objects are antique textiles collected by me for about 38 years. They belong to either Tai cultures or the Royal Siamese Court. The collection includes the apparel of Siamese monarchs and foreign rulers," Paothong noted.

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