In the gallery we have put together traditional handicraft activities that came to our attention during various trips to Southeast Asia.
Traditional Thai Painting
Tuanchai, 36 years old, from the Province Ayutthaya made his study of history of art in Bangkok.
He started his painting on Temlpe walls and on canvas now. Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm
Thai Shadow Theatre
Prayut, 32 years old, from the Province Surat Thani was taught by his father.
All family members take part in the manufacture of the thai shadows.
Traditional Thai wood carving
Impressiones of wood carving from Chiang Mai, the centre of wood manufacture.
The craft of stonemasonry in Laos
The craft of shaping rough pieces of rock into accurate
geometrical shapes starts with blocks of stone an will be finished with sandpaper and water.
Handmade paper in Laos
After sa, the bark of a kind of mulberry tree, is softened,
cooked and mashed, the flakes will be apply on sieves to get dry in the sun.
Wood carvings in Laos
After the design was transferred to the wood surface, it starts out working
with the tools of the trade. Here it is a double-leaf entrance door to
a temple building.
Dyeing cotton in Laos
Indigo blue dye is made from the leaves and shoots of the kharm plant,
which grows in many areas in Laos.
Making the dye is an art that involves fermentation of the kharm and
keeping the mixture in air-tight jars at the required temperature.
Bronze Working in Thailand
Making bronze sculptures is a complicated process.
First a body of mortar has to created ,with wax the real motive has to shaped then,
it follows again an overlap with mortar. The mold is then heated and the wax flows out,
in the now resulting cavity, the bronze is poured.
Marple works in Myanmar
From the rough stone to the finest detail, is drilled, sawn and ground. First, the body is worked out, then the face.
Woodwork in Myanmar
Very amazing work from Mandalay, the Center of Craftsmanship in Myanmar.
Works of bamboo in Myanmar
Bamboo is split and processed to mat and walls.
Pottery in Myanmar
Pottering in a very traditional way with ground from the river and a binder.