Deb McClintock - Textile Equipment in Southeast Asia travel blog

Temple palm leaf manuscript covers

Temple merit hanging

cotten ginning

Differnt way of carding cotton with bow

the skirt that got away(forgot to change $$)

great snake pattern in store

We went on a whirlwind bus tour in one day to central Thailand:

Don Chedi Religious Monument (high point was the amulet market and the men wearing the amulets)

Ban Tapklai Temple Museum - interesting banners and manuscript covers, not much interpretation

Pha Champi Textile Collection - high point of the day, not able to photograph in the museum, amazing collection of textile samples. Sad thing was that they were all placed in between 2 panes of glass and the glass held togeather with duct tape. A conservator's nightmare. Unfortunately the master weaver was down in southern Thailand helping her son repair tsunami damage so she was not available to speak with. I would highly recommend going to this museum if you are also able to make an appointment to speak with the weaver also about her efforts to use her textile library as a research tool for weavers.

Went on to the Phaijit Weaving Center for shopping. I blew it as I forgot to change my money and they did not take travelor's checks or visas. One very beautiful skirt that I at least was able to photograph. Enjoyed looking at her prizewinning textiles and motifs on the older fabrics that were hung for display.

All back on the bus and a 3 hour ride back to Bangkok for a 4:30 wakeup call in the morning for the next round of tour....

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