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Sacred Skin - Sak Yant Magic Tattoo

Information in easy to understand plain English about Sak Yant, the Magic Tattoo or Buddhist Tattoo has been hard to find – until now. Sacred Skin – Thailand’s Spirit Tattoos is a new book by Tom Vater with photography by Aroon Thaewchatturat. Sacred Skin uncovers the mysteries of Sak Yant, which has been a spiritual
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Triangle Cushion

Triangle Cushions or triangular backrests are among the best known Thai Handicrafts products. Aesthetically pleasing and practical as well, these Thai Triangle Cushions which are called Mawn Kwan or Mawn Sahm Liem, have become popular outside Thailand and can now be purchased in many of the World’s largest Department Stores. In rural Thailand these Thai
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The traditional art of Thai fruit carving including watermelon carving, began in Thailand in the 14th century during the reign of King Phra Ruang, the 1st King of the Sukothai Kingdom. The first fruit carving is said to have been created to decorate a kratong during the Thai festival of Loy Kratong. Originally seen only
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tosakanth

Deeply set in the Traditions and Culture of Thailand is the Thai classical dance form known as Khon. Khon performances, in which the demons traditionally wear Thai Masks called Khon Masks, portray stories from the Ramakien which is based on the great Indian epic, the Ramayana. Khon is an extremely stylised form of dance which has changed very little over the years.

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