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Thai Heritage Conservation - Thai Boxing (2003)

 

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 Issue Name: Thai Heritage Conservation - Thai Boxing
 Thai Issue Name: อนุรักษ์มรดกไทย 2546
 Issue Date: 2003/2546-04-02
 Cause: To commemorate the 2003 Thai Heritage Conservation Day and to enhance public awareness of the importance and value of national arts, such as Thai Boxing
 Catalogue Number: 2003/16-19
 Denomination: 3 Baht, 3 Baht, 3 Baht, 15 Baht
 Complete Set:  34 Baht (unused), 24 Baht (used)
 Thailex Collection: Unused set
 Size: 36 x 51 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 1,000,000 pieces each for designs 1-3 and 500,000 pieces for design 4
 Printer: Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand
 Subject: Different fighting stances in traditional muay boraan, also known as muay khaak cheuak, i.e. the predecessor of contemporary Thai kickboxing, which is locally known as muay thai. Traditionally, boxers would wear either a red or blue pah nung, which was brought up and fold between the legs to the back, where it was stuck behind the belt (fig.) or as is shown here knee-long trousers, and instead of the boxing gloves of today, they wrapped their hands with straps of linen. The various fighting techniques in Thai boxing are in Thai together referred to as mae mai.
 Related Link: muay khaak cheuak, muay thai, mae mai, boraan