This publication focuses on Thai ceramics since prehistoric pottery to the discovery of Tak hilltop burial sites.
"The Tak finds have given a tremendous boost to our knowledge of Thai ceramics. Hundreds of Sukothai and Lan Na wares of an undreamed quality have been dug up by the hilltribe people. It is now established beyond doubt that Thai ceramics rank among the finest in the world. They are not poor provincial Chinese wares produced by potters who could not afford cobalt to make real blue and white decoration. They are an indigenous art form that reveals the genius and glory of the Thai people in the Golden Age of Ayuthya and Lan Na more surely even than do the Buddhist sculptures. An art form that originated many centuries before and which died out by the end of the C16th probably as a result of the Burmese invasions." excerpt from the introduction.
Published by Duangphorn Kemasingki, Thailand, 1987
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