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:



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:



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


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


The Government Printing Bureau, Ministry of Finance, Japan


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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