Silk Embroidery "Painting": "Basket of Thai Fruits"


Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

A still life of fruits and fruit basket, hand embroidered on silk. Framed under glass, with a gold-colored frame. Stored inside a hinged box covered in green Thai silk. A printed note that accompanies the painting says: "Traditional Thai Hand Embroidery on Hand-Woven Thai Silk Material. Theme: A Basket of Thai Fruits (Rambutans, Mangosteens, Guavas, Longans, Durian, Custard-Apples, Papaya, Watermelon, etc.) Original Painting: Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Artisans: Support Foundation Trainees. Artistic Specification: Silk threads used in this embroidery were extracted from the innermost core of the silk cocoons which are extremeley soft and refined. Time Consumed: 12 months. [Date:] A.D. 1995"

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  • Title: Silk Embroidery "Painting": "Basket of Thai Fruits"
  • Date Created: 1995
  • Location: Thailand, Asia
  • Physical Dimensions: L: 64cm, 58cm W: 57cm, 50cm D: 5.5cm
  • Type: Embroidery
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • Medium: Silk
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): E433567
  • Photo Credit: Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Field: Ethnology
  • Accession Date: 2014-11-13