Sunday, June 9, 2013


Her Majesty, Queen Sirikit was kind enough to have her order to open the school of crafts Jitlada in 1979, Aiming to be the center to train for students which got accpeted by Her Majesty, Queen Sirikit from the Farmer's family, pauper and whoes are disable to have job. 

For the past 30 years, the training center, Jitlada have trained to its highest level of craftsmanships which can be compared to the Royal Crafts or 'the craftsmen of Rhatanagosin'. They are Golden niello ware craftsmen, golden and silverware craftsmen, Antique craftsmen, wooden carve craftsmen, embroiderer and etc. 

The institute of Jitlada have selected the works which stands for the beauty and precious, to be an object art of the kingdom to be shown to the public at Ananta Samakhom Throne, in Bangkok.

Here are some of my favorite art works that is now showing at the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall.

The room of Jewel Beetle's wings

The room was an interior decoration, the hi-light of the room is the decoration of the Jewel beetle's wings. The wings from the beetle that were used are the beetle that died in their nature life cycle, because of this; makes the wings very strong and give a beautiful emerald green color which sparkle. 
The decoration of the interior took 40 days and 38 craftsmen to be complete. 

Petcharath Tale 

Patcharath Tale is a Carving craft on the golden teak, the teak was made in three layers. The background of the teak is the tale of 'Petcharath' about the meeting of angles about creating something to protect the human world.
This background golden teak was made in order to present to the King Phumipol, Rama II, in his Majesty 60th Anniversary and 80th birthday.
This Carving golden teak took 96 craftsmen, 10 months and 3 days to be complete. 

The Mimic of Sri Supanahong Royal yacht 

This mimic of Sri Supanahong Royal yacht was a mimic from the actual yacht that was built in the time of the King Rama I. The body of the yacht was made of silver with golden niello surfacing, decorated the designs with enamel. 
The eye and teeth of the head of the yacht was decorated with daimonds.
This Royal Yacht took 2 years and 9 months with 108 Craftsmen to be complete.  

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