Thai Heritage Conservation - Mother-of-Pearl (1990)


tiab pradab muk    phaan waen fah pradab muk



 Issue Name:

Thai Heritage Conservation - Mother-of-Pearl (3rd Series)

 Thai Issue Name: อนุรักษ์มรดกไทย 2533 - เครื่องประดับมุก (ชุด3)
 Issue Date: 1990/2533-04-02
 Cause: Annual commemorative stamps for the Thai Heritage Conservation Day in honour of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, with designs of prize-winning drawings from the 1988 International Letter Writing Week drawing competition
 Catalogue Number: 1990/5-8
 Denomination: 2 Baht, 2 Baht, 8 Baht, 8 Baht
 Unused Value: 8 Baht, 8 Baht, 19 Baht, 19 Baht
 Complete Set:  54 Baht (unused), 44 Baht (used)
 Thailex Collection: Unused set
 Size: 48 x 33 mm for design 1 and 2; 33 x 48 mm for design 3 and 4
 Quantity of Stamps: 700,000 pieces per design
 Printer: The Government Printing Bureau, Ministry of Finance, Japan
 Subject: Various styles of vessels and containers inlaid with mother-of-pearl, which are in Thai together referred to as kreuang pradab muk, i.e. pearl-adorned accessories: 1. a footed tray with a conical lid, which is used as a container to offer food to monks, and in Thai known as tiab; 2. a ceremonial set of two indented and footed trays called phaan waen fah, which are used to offer monk's robes, especially during thod kathin; 3. a flat cylindrical shaped container with a lid, which in Thai is called lung; and 4. a round receptacle with a foot and covered with a cone-shaped lid used as an emblem of noble rank and in Thai called chiat klom (กลม), i.e. ‘round chiat.
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