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    Computer class of S'gaw students
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    Khaw Rai (Rice)
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    Tai-art  mural painting of  Buddha 
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Subject Lao Khrang, Mad Mee design, central region
Author Phatcharanee Wathanachai
Title An analytical study of Mad Mee designs of the Lao Khrang in the central provinces of Thailand
Document Type Thesis Original Language of Text -
Ethnic Identity Lao Khrang, Language and Linguistic Affiliations Tai
Location of
SirindhornAnthropology Center Library
(Full text)
Total Pages 361 Year 2002
Source Master’s Program in Arts Studies, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Srinakharinwirot University

Hand-woven textiles of the Lao Khrang are unique and expresse a long-held wisdom as well as culture and lifestyle of the ethnic group. Additionally, it has preserved a lot of important historical evidence of the group. For instance, the Lao Khrang group migrating from Phu Khang Mountain Range in Luang Phrabang in the Thonburi Period retained a unique weaving culture. The dye is mainly derived from shellac. The dyeing process is conducted only once and the yarns are woven into cloth by using hand-operated looms. Their designs are culturally unique to the group. Presently, social trends have changed and the dyeing process has also been changed. Artificial dyes are used instead of those from shellac because they are easily available and last longer. Moreover, traditional designs have also been changed or even disappeared due to the social trend that focuses on commercial weaving.

Text Analyst Woraphot Kanthadet Date of Report May 27, 2019
TAG Lao Khrang, Mad Mee design, central region, Translator -


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