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Great Queen & Amazing Apparel

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Period:14 Aug 2015 - 23 Aug 2015

Address:14, Ratchadaphisek Rd., Huai Khwang, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310 Thailand

Tel:+662-690-8391—94 ext 332

Service day:Everyday, Service hours: 10:00-20:00

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Dozens of valuable Thai textiles from the Supplementary Occupation Program Division are displayed at the “Great Queen & Amazing Apparel” exhibition, which runs at Gate 2 and 3 of MRT Thailand Cultural Centre daily from 10am to 8pm until Aug 23.

Held to mark HM the Queen’s 83rd birthday by the Mass Transit Authority (MRTA) of Thailand, the Bangkok Metro Public Company (BMCL) and the Bangkok Metro Networks, the exhibition is aimed at raising awareness of her royal works and dedication to causes of conserving and developing Thai textiles.

The displays include textiles with exquisite patterns and beautiful colours granted by the Queen to her staff, some of which appear before the public for the first time at this exhibition, as well as selected pieces from the private collections of several textiles experts.

Highlighted pieces are the ancient-style golden brocade silk shawl made by silk expert Ajahn Veeradham Trakulngernthai and four tin sinh fabrics, which exude the delicate philosophy and faith of Isan people from the collection of Asst Prof Kittikorn Nop-udomphan, a lecturer at Srinkharinwirot University.

This is also a chance to witness three royally-granted pieces of khit silk from the collection of Ajahn Paothong Thongchua who received them directly from the Queen. The fabric with this khit weaving technique is called krarok long rang in the royal court but is widely known among villagers as lai prachae chin.

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Jok silk from the Support Foundation.

Dozens of valuable Thai textiles from the Supplementary Occupation Program Division are displayed at the “Great Queen & Amazing Apparel” exhibition, which runs at Gate 2 and 3 of MRT Thailand Cultural Centre daily from 10am to 8pm until Aug 23.

Held to mark HM the Queen’s 83rd birthday by the Mass Transit Authority (MRTA) of Thailand, the Bangkok Metro Public Company (BMCL) and the Bangkok Metro Networks, the exhibition is aimed at raising awareness of her royal works and dedication to causes of conserving and developing Thai textiles.

The displays include textiles with exquisite patterns and beautiful colours granted by the Queen to her staff, some of which appear before the public for the first time at this exhibition, as well as selected pieces from the private collections of several textiles experts.

Highlighted pieces are the ancient-style golden brocade silk shawl made by silk expert Ajahn Veeradham Trakulngernthai and four tin sinh fabrics, which exude the delicate philosophy and faith of Isan people from the collection of Asst Prof Kittikorn Nop-udomphan, a lecturer at Srinkharinwirot University.

This is also a chance to witness three royally-granted pieces of khit silk from the collection of Ajahn Paothong Thongchua who received them directly from the Queen. The fabric with this khit weaving technique is called krarok long rang in the royal court but is widely known among villagers as lai prachae chin.

Also on show are an ancient Thai costume donned by noble women in the royal court during the Ayutthaya and Rattanakosin periods and an award-winning silk dress by a design student from Srinakharinwirot University.

The exhibition also features a number of rare photos of the Queen and her royal works related to the conservation and development of Thai textiles especially praewa silk, jok silk, tin-jok fabric, yok-khit fabric and mudmee.

The story of grandmas Tai and Toom Saengwong of Ban Nong Khae, Sakon Nakhon, whose handmade fabrics inspired the Queen to start promoting supplementary occupations for farmers to make handicrafts outside farming season three decades ago, is also presented.

Activities include a daily demonstration on fabric weaving and sale of products from the Support Foundation. Visitors are also invited to write a note wishing Her Majesty well at the exhibition.


Call 02-690-8391—94 ext 332 or 088-022-4746 for more.

Sinh skirt.

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14, Ratchadaphisek Rd., Huai Khwang, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310 Thailand

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