Saturday, July 12, 2008

Handmade Thai Placemat

Placemats, 'Blue Distinction' (set of 6)

products by NOVICA Elegant navy blue hosts an admirable constellation of green and burgundy patterns reminiscent of Lisu hill tribe artistry. They adorn this original set of cotton-blend placemats by Thai Tribal Crafts. Set includes six placemats.
Presented by Thai Tribal Crafts, these pieces are a personal expression of the individual artisan, thus the color and motif could vary slightly from that pictured.

Product Features

Handmade by Thai Tribal Crafts
Ships from Thailand within 7 days
Dry cleaning recommended

Product Details
13.1 ounces
17.3" W x 12.2" L
65% polyester, 35% cotton

NOVICA , in association with National Geographic, offers thousands of limited edition and one-of-a-kind gifts, jewelry, and home decor treasures handmade by master artists and artisans throughout the world. Leaves drift languidly on a shady background, their delicate shapes shown in silhouette. Working with the silkscreen technique, Thanyarat Sananpanich creates a sensation of springtime. The handmade placemats and matching coasters arrive in a saa (mulberry) paper gift box. Artisan Info: "Sawasdee ka! [hello!]. My name is Thanyarat Sananpanich, and I was born in northern Thailand. I went to school and lived my life just like any other Thai teenager growing up in a city. I was lucky, I was always chosen to join in all the traditional Thai dance recitals at school. I love my traditional Thai culture, so I joined a dance group when I was at school. I once had the chance to perform our traditional dances at the Festival Mondial Folklore de Drummondville in Quebec, Canada in 1989. "My first contact with Thai silk came after I graduated from the university in dentistry. I began to work as a dentist at a community hospital. I met a group of silk weavers during one of my dental assistance trips. The beautiful patterns and the people's kind manners made a big impression on me. So much so, that I decided to buy all 30 pieces of phrae wa silk before returning home. "Right now, I am trying to weave wall hangings from phrae wa silk as well as replicate the hill tribe's embroidered work. I

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