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Prommas masked drama, BACC 2

An episode of the ancient sanskrit epic, The Ramayana, called Khon Prommas or Prommas Masked Drama was on exhibit at the Bangkok Arts and Culture Center last year. Khon masks represent aspects of crown, headdresses and other elements of royal costume. Throne halls occupied by various gods and demons are depicted in a khon drama episode.

Semi-precious materials like silk, metallic threads, bettle wings and glass beads are used to embroider a khon costume.


One objective of the exhibit is to preserve forms of craftmanship related to the performing arts such as Khon itself. It is also for the general public to learn more about the production of a khon drama. The exhibit was part of a year-long 80th birthday celebrations for His Majesty King Bhumibol.


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Comments

Sylvia K said…
What beautiful and colorful exhibits! And your photos are terrific! Love the information that you include -- makes the pictures even more interesting! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia
Anonymous said…
So much history and so beautiful reminders of that glorious history.

Thanks for sharing.
Rajesh said…
Beautiful crafts, very precious.
Indrani said…
Wonderful shots. Great effort to preserve and showcase handicrafts. :)
Anonymous said…
Its so vibrant and colorful. Thanks for sharing this and telling us more about your world. Truly amazing.
Jedediah said…
Beautiful, the colours are striking.
You asked about the photo in my header: I took it in Bodie, California. It's a former mining town that was abandoned and now is a ghost town that gets preserved in a state of "arrested decay". It's definitely worth a visit. Wikipedia has a good article with really gorgeous photos
Ebie said…
What a beautiful exhibit! They have well preserved them!

Sshh, I have a fancy of 24K jewelries, especially from Thailand.
Riet said…
What a wonderful post of beautiful treasures
Carver said…
This was a fascinating post and wonderful works shown here.
Anya said…
Wow!!
Hazel wonderful post today !!!!
Looks so special for me :-)
moorebloglife said…
Stunning artifacts, my boss would love this as well, she is from Thailand and goes back home whenever she can......

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