Beautiful Thai fascinating cross stitch design shows the close
tie between mother and daughter through the dress-up scene of
old fashioned time.
is a country with a rich cultural heritage especially evident
in its woven costumes and textiles. Thai costume has been influenced
by the styles of neighboring peoples such as the Khmer, Lao, Burmese,
Malays and Indonesians. Later, these styles were adapted to create
true regional Thai identities. Evidence of early Thai costumes
can be found in ancient sculptures and literature. It was said
Thai people believed that dressing up in the right color would
bring them good luck. The color of clothing should be red on Sunday,
white on Monday, violet and dark indigo on Tuesday, bright orange
on Wednesday, green and yellow on Thursday, gray like the color
of a rain cloud on Friday and black on Saturday. These colors
were favorable both for daily wear and when going to war.
ancient Thai (Sukhothai - Ayutthaya - Rattanakosin periods), women
wore a tube-skirt with front-pleated lengths of cloth. At the
top of the body, they wore the draped 'sabai' over their shoulders
and generally wore long hair sometimes hairdo high and held in
place with an ornament. Members of the aristocracy wore jewelry
or even a crown. From the reign of King Rama V, western costume
styles became more popular, with the influence of the European
powers. Women wore long blouses in the European style and carried
a piece of cloth on one shoulder. During the reign of the present
monarch, there has been a recovery of interest in traditional
costume and fabrics. HM Queen Sirikit prefers to wear Thai classical
costume for ceremonial occasions. Modern dresses such as 'Thai
Ruan Ton', 'Thai Chakri', 'Thai Boromphimarn', 'Thai Dusit', 'Thai
Chitlada', and 'Thai Siwalai', were adapted from ancient costumes.
These six renowned dresses create the nation unique in style.