The Incredible Ceramics at the Royal Palace in Bangkok.

There is something very Asian about the gaudiness, fussiness and ostentatiousness of the Thai ceramics. I do not mean that in a derogatory way. Their use of colour and glitziness would seem wrong to Westerners I think. We tend to go for things that are a bit more muted and less fussy. It is almost too glitzy. But it works in Asia precisely because of that. I have felt the same about the temples in China, India and Sri Lanka. Yet I love them. They are full of bright vitality.

4 thoughts on “The Incredible Ceramics at the Royal Palace in Bangkok.

  1. You’re so right, Opher. To the western eye it does seem OTT. But that’s what makes it so unique and different. There is a great beauty in it. The more closely you look, the more you find to intrigue and delight.

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