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HISTORY OF THAI MILITARY UNIFORMS

       

 

 

 

  pre-Sukhothai period

 

The attire of pre-Sukhothai warriors from the Nan Chao period (left), between 649 and 902 AD, and the Chiang Saen period (right), from 1328 to 1238 AD.

 

Battle dress of soldiers during the Sukhothai period, from 1238 to 1448 AD.

 

  Sukhothai period

 

  Ayutthaya period

 

Male and female warrior uniforms in the Ayutthaya period, between 1350 and 1767 AD.

 

Military combat dress during the Thonburi period, from 1767 to 1782 AD.

 

  Thonburi period

 

  Rattanakosin period

 

Soldier uniforms from the Rattanakosin period, after 1782 AD. Here on display from left to right are a king's guard from the reign of Rama IV, and a front palace guard and personal body-guard from the reign of Rama V.

 

Contemporary ceremonial dress for officers of the post-Rattanakosin Bangkok period. From left to right, these are the uniforms for captains of the Royal Thai Army, Royal Thai Navy, Royal Thai Air Force and the Royal Thai Police.

 

  post-Rattanakosin period