Explore Phetchaburi’s Spirit and heritage in “Mirrors Reflecting Phetchaburi: Wisdom Heritage of Prib Pree” exhibition takes you back in time to observe the fineness of Phetchaburi craftsmanship through rare find headwear and sacred items.
Admirers of indigenous and historical art are invited to join the “Mirrors Reflecting Phetchaburi: Wisdom Heritage of Prib Pree” exhibition, which reflects beautiful and unique craftworks from the city of Prib Pree (the former name of Phetchaburi province) and people’s way of life and beliefs. The exhibition, full of spiritual significances and hidden beliefs from the bygone era, is a collaboration between the Thailand Academy of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts (TASSHA) and Phetchaburi Rajabhat University, according to the policy of Adjunct Professor Dr. Anek Laothamatas, Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, and is directed and curated by Assoc. Prof. Namfon Laistrooglai aims to pass on the aesthetics and wisdom of the Phetchaburi locale.
The artisanal craftwork collection in the concept of the “head” or “sacred things”includes mirrors inlaid with wood patterns, stucco works, Lakhon Chatree headwear, cow heads, paper cutouts, Nang Yai (the Shadow Play), and candles used in ordain ceremony. These invaluable art and crafts reflect images of the past through the khanchong or mirror, one of the exquisite crafts of Phetchaburi. The unexplored beauty of the local craftsmanship has pulled spectators to the root of Phetchaburi culture and history.
The “Mirrors Reflecting Phetchaburi: Wisdom Heritage of Prib Pree” exhibition will be held from November 20 to December 20, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Chalermprakiet Cultural Hall, Phetchaburi Rajabhat University. For more information, please call 032 708 612 or visit www.facebook.com/PbruOfficial/