Thai Heritage Room
Objects exhibits in this room express the owner’s love towards Thai traditional artistic heritage by installing Thai traditional paintings brought from Chakrabhand Posayakrit’s Thai Traditional School of Art Conservation Project drawn as mural paintings in the chapel of Wat Tri Thotsathep Worawihan Temple, which has been rearranged on canvases under the supervision of Master Chakrabhand and Vallabhis Sodphrasert. Moreover, there are Ayutthaya and Rattanakosin porcelains, Buddha images, cabinets of Buddha images, Thai actresses’ headdresses and the Dharma scripture cabinet lasting from the age of King Rama IV. All are disposed on an elegant Thai daybed built in the middle of 25th Buddhist Century (approximately in the age of King Rama IV – King Rama V). In the main cabinet contains several kinds of puppets and marionettes together with khon masks built by masters from each art school. There are a powder-coloured painting covered by gold leaves which Sompong Akkhrawong, the artist, has imitated from a mural painting of Wat Amphawan Chetiyaram Worawihan Temple and Sompong Akkhrawong’s and Petch Viriya’s powder-coloured painting covered by gold leaves drawn installed on a wooden elephant illustrates the story of the divine elephant named Matamgi. The pieces of work here are proudly kept as our cultural heritages for the descendants.