Item description for Thai Puppets and Khon Masks by Natthapatra Chandavij...
Elaborately, gilded masks worn by dancers performing in the popular Ramayana dance drama are an enduring symbol of Thai culture. Since their introduction in the late eighteenth century, many hundreds of thousands of masks have been produced by skilled craftsmen. Less well-known as an art form, the history of Thai puppetry dates back to the 17th century Ayutthaya when large, metre-high puppets were used to relate popular folk tales. Today practitioners of this art form are becoming scarce, as are the finely crafted puppets themselves.
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Studio: River Books Press Dist A/C
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 10" Height: 8.75" Weight: 2.1 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 1999
Publisher River Books Press Dist A/C
ISBN 9748225232 ISBN13 9789748225234
Reviews - What do customers think about Thai Puppets and Khon Masks?
Exotic, Holy, Colorful, Beautiful, and Educational Jun 1, 1999
For travelers who have visited the beautiful exotic destination of Thailand and have viewed Thai dancers or purchased a miniature doll or mask, this book will put a story on your new souvenir that will even make historians envious. For the art history student specializing in Southeast Asian Art, this book will make you want to visit Thailand even more. It may even make a mask collector out of you. Excellent book on without a doubt a rare topic for the West.