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Threading a path to the new normal

Threading a path to the new normal

The Thai fashion industry looks at ways to adapt its retail sales. Almost every business has been affected to a lesser or greater degree by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the fashion industry is certainly no exception. Now, with economies opening up the world over, both...

Take a Closer Look at Siamese Buddhist Murals

Take a Closer Look at Siamese Buddhist Murals

“A picture’s worth a thousand words” has never been truer with Siamese murals. Seen in Thai temples, museums, and palaces, Siamese murals are packed with messages of morality and wisdom distilled from the Jataka tales, a collection of stories telling of the Buddha’s...

Very Thai summed up in just a loincloth

Very Thai summed up in just a loincloth

If you asked me to name one item that best explains the Thai way of life and culture, my answer would be “pha khao ma”, the colourful checked loincloth. Thai people use pha khao ma for many different purposes reflecting the fun nature, simplicity, function focus,...

Banana Stalk Carving

Banana Stalk Carving

Thaeng Yuako banana stalk carving is an ancient Thai wisdom that has been forgotten by many. In the old days, this kind of art was decorated for funerals, as well as auspicious ceremonies like a wedding, ordination, and house warming. At present, it is more widely...