By Wuttipong Pongsuwan
Bisbee, Arizona: 2000. Edition of 55.
2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5", 83 page miniature in accordion structure. Handmade Thai paper covering lidded box with shadow box illustration inside bottom. Printed on Neenah Classic Crest paper in Tiffany type. Enclosed by a base and lid made in Thailand. Bound at Waterleaf Mill & Bindery by Patrice Baldwin and staff. Signed and numbered.
The royalty of Thailand uses these beautifully carved and gilded barges on State occasions. They have hundreds of oarsmen and richly carved guardian figureheads. Their origins date back 300 years.