|Film Description:||Cat. Reel 124 1957: Reel 20: Thailand. April 6-7. Chiang Mai.|
Woman hanging cloth on line. (ws).
Iron casting foundry: several crude processes.
Diggers, the finished iron product, (cu).
Pottery - potters wheel. (mws, dark).
Umbrella making - several steps:
Raising and lowering mechanism (wooden) (mws and cu).
Pounding pulp. Paper making - several processes.
Making hub for umbrella (mws).
Weaving silk scarf - good details of loom (mws).
Ruins of old temple (?) on a hill).
Painting in temple.
Interior of shrine: monk and devout praying. (dark).
Statue with grotesque face (exterior).
Man shooting off fireworks (mws).
Funeral of a notable person.
Cremation bier (ornate).
Monks gathered for prayer (dark).
Cremation procession: ashes in a pot, an orchestra, mourner with red
umbrella, the cremation bier.
Note Elephant puppetry at the top of the palanquin.
|Tags:||Buddhist temples | Ceramics | Chiang Mai | Cremation ceremony | Funerary rites | Marketplaces|
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