Mourning Jewelry. How We Mourn.

Exhibition  /  15 Feb 2017  -  25 Feb 2017
Published: 09.02.2017

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Mourning tradition has been present in Thailand throughout our history. It is believed that Thai mourning tradition was influenced by Chinese and Indian cultures, where the mourners exhibit behaviors that are different from their normal day to day behaviors such as shaving their heads and wearing white garment to signal to others that they are mourning the deaths of their loved ones. The introduction of wearing black for mourning came into Thailand during the reign of King Rama the 4th (1851-1868).