Creativity and Craftsmanship

In some places, the idea of a hand crafted statuette or bowl is unheard of. Designers create their work on paper and that is translated into templates to be used by machines to mass-produce items on a massive scale. While no country, not even Thailand, is immune to the invasiveness of assembly lines turning out supposed artwork and “authentic crafts”, they have more than their share of holdouts. These dedicated artists and artisans are committed to keeping the renowned craftsmanship of the Thai people alive, and are adding their own personal touches of creativity and ingenuity to come up with new ways to add life and sparkle to old-fashioned handcrafted goods.

Our site, Exclusive Thai Décor, applauds the tenacity and dedication of these true artisans. Part of the way we work to help them is by providing them an outlet for their wares to not only their local market, but to a global market as well. We find the best artisans and choose from among their finest work to add to our growing inventory of fine Thai home furnishings. The result is a website that has a catalog of major current design trends, the chief two features which all of these trends share are: creativity and craftsmanship.

Thai craftsman have long carved and created utilitarian items from mango wood. In later years, they have painted them with decorative scenes or to enhance certain groupings of colors. More recently, they have begun to get truly creative. Today you will find a line of mango wood vases and urns in a section of our site we call the “brilliant collection”. We use the term “brilliant” not only to describe the unbelievably colorful iridescent glazing found on each piece, but also to describe the creativity of the artisans who came up with this unique treatment of the wood. The line includes basic vases, large urns, some lamps and other decorative items. The forms are geometric, primal and yet surprisingly sophisticated. The items in the brilliant collection are just one of the many great ways that creativity and craftsmanship marry to create beautiful objects for home decoration.

Just as they do with mango wood, Thai furniture builders have been making tables, chairs, beds and other furniture from the weather-resistant and durable wood of the teak tree. Teak is the perfect wood for any humid climate and works well for both indoor and outdoor styles of home furnishings. From simple, almost primitive designs like drum chairs and arts-and-crafts style tables, to complicated turning and moldings in pieces that easily mimic the intricate workmanship used in European designs, these furniture craftsmen and women are creating a body of work that would be a credit to any artisan. They are, after all, not mere furniture makers. Their teak pieces are still hand made and often custom built, requiring both of the ingredients to create a true Thai design masterpieces, creativity and craftsmanship.

 

When you think of Thai home furnishings, and you want authentic hand-made pieces that have all of those wonderful inconsistencies that are only found in pieces that are hand worked, think of us. At http://www.exclusivethaidecor.com, we are always searching out new, creative Thai craftsmen and women whose work we can offer to the world through our on-line showcase. Visit us today and see what we have to offer.

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