Thai Mother-of-Pearl Inlay by Chulathat Payakalanond
Over the past 500 years Thai mother-of-pearl inlay work has developed a distinctive and beautiful style. Used for a wide variety of decorative purposes, items have included doors and windows for temples, palace thrones and precious objects such as monks? alms bowls or boxes.
This book gathers together some of the best examples of mother-in-pearl inlay from the Ayutthaya period onwards, as well as explaining the various stages in the inlay process and illustrating its fascinating history with superlative photography.
Over 300 full colour illustrations