After our return from Buriram province, Trish had a fitting at the dressmakers’ shops. I met up with her at the second shop, Ratchata. Here are some pictures – you can click on them to see a larger version.
All in all, Trish was pleased with their progress. There were a few minor snafus – “Wasn’t this zipper supposed to go in the back?” – but all in all, she’s on track to pick up the dresses at the end of the week.
Afterwards, we took a trip to the Anantana Samakhom Throne Hall to see Treasures of the Kingdom V, an exhibit of extraordinary craftsmanship displaying various treasures created in honor of significant occasions such as the Queen’s 6th cycle (i.e. 72) birthday, the King’s 60th anniversary as monarch, and the King’s 80th birthday which was celebrated almost one year ago.
These works of art were absolutely amazing, stunningly detailed and gilded beyond belief. Unfortunately, no pictures were allowed. Above, Trish poses in front of the throne hall, in which the exhibit is housed.
Twelve days with Trish come to an end Friday but there are a few more entries to share. Stay tuned.