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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Jim Thompson House, Bangkok

Jim Thompson, even more than Queen Sirikit, was responsible for bringing Thai weaving to the world's attention, back in the 1950s and 1960s. Then, in 1967, he disappeared under mysterious circumstances. All sorts of rumors floated around, but nothing conclusive ever turned up, much less Mr. Thompson himself. Today, his home in Bangkok is a museum and an art center.

In the courtyard, demonstrations of the peaceful sort: the young man was reeling silk, and the charming girls were skeining silk and making floral decorations for the house shrine.

3 comments:

Connie Rose said...

How lovely that you're in Thailand. My neighbor was just there for a month, visiting her son, DIL and grandson. Have a terrific trip!
P.S. unrelated to anything else, you did receive my email re: colors for the snake, right?? No rush, but I never heard back from you after I sent it. So I'm just checking to make sure you got it.

Cally said...

That yellow silk really lifts the spirits!

neki desu said...

NAHH girls. it'really about the winder ;)