Thai Heritage Conservation Day - Giants' Khon Masks (2014)


Totsakan   Kumphakan   Phiphek   Thoot

Khon or Khara   Trihsian   Sammanakkha   Indrachit


 Issue Name: Thai Heritage Conservation Day - Giants' Khon Masks
 Thai Issue Name: วันอนุรักษ์มรดกไทย - หัวโขนยักษ์
 Issue Date: 2014/2557-04-02
 Cause: Annual commemorative stamps for the Thai Heritage Conservation Day in honour of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
 Catalogue Number: 2014/16-23
 Denomination: 3 Baht per design
 Unused Value: 5 Baht per design
 Complete Set: 40 Baht (unused), 8 Baht (used)
 Thailex Collection: n/a
 Size: 48 x 30 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 500,000 pieces per design
 Printer: Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand
 Subject: Se-tenant stamps with eight khon masks, known in Thai as hua khon and used in traditional Khon performances. Each mask represents a different yak or giant character from the Ramakien, of which a mural from Wat Phra Kaew depicts a scene, seen as background of all the eight stamps together in the correct order. The mural illustrates the giant Chiwha protecting the city of Langka on the request of Totsakan, by covering it with his enlarged tongue (fig.). The masks all represent giants of Lastian (ลัสเตียน) lineage: 1. Totsakan; 2. Kumphakan; 3. Phiphek; 4. Thoot (ทูษณ์); 5. Khon or Khara (ขร); 6. Trihsian; 7. Sammanakkha; and 8. Indrachit
 Related Link: Ramakien, Khon, hua khon, yak, Sirindhorn, Wat Phra Kaew, Chiwha, Langka, Totsakan, Kumphakan, Phiphek, Trihsian, Sammanakkha, Indrachit, khon mask, Thai Heritage Conservation Day - Monkey Khon Masks, Thai Khon Masks (1st Series), Thai Khon Masks (2nd Series), Khon Masks (Thai Heritage Conservation Day)