Bangkok Post reviews
Learn a little about lanna
- Writer: Bangkok Post Editorial
- Published: October 18, 2013 at 8:04 am
The ‘‘Aew Talad Kad Mua’’ fair features ancient Lanna fabrics, Northern foods and desserts and local wisdom, at Seacon Square from today until Oct 27.
Seacon Square is bringing back the annual "Aew Talad Kad Mua" fair which will showcase the beauty of Lanna art and culture through ancient fabrics and performances from today until Oct 27.
This year's highlight is an exhibition of ancient Lanna fabrics inherited through many generations over the past 200 years. Among these prized possessions are pa sin, or wrap-around skirts, with different motifs including teen jok, lai khom, lai khan and lai hong.
Also on show are eclectic Lanna costumes from four ethnic groups _ Tai Yuan, Tai Khern, Tai Lue, Tai Yai _ and two tribes _ Lua and Karen, as well as items associated with Lanna rituals such as pa na mon and pa kam pee (scripture wrap).
As in previous years, the fair features the way of life in the atmosphere of a Lanna-style market called kad mua where por oui and mae oui (Lanna seniors) will come directly from the North to promote their culture and customs.
This is an opportunity to indulge in a great selection of authentic Lanna dishes and sweets namely gaeng ho (Northern mixed curry), gaeng han lae (curry with garlic), ab moo (grilled herbs and minced pork), jin som mok (fermented pork baked in banana wrap), namprik ong (Thai tomato paste), khai pam (grilled egg on banana leaf), kanom pad , kanom kluer and kanom krabong.
There are also local music performances and demonstrations on how to weave fabrics, make umbrellas and paint ancient pitchers.
The Aew Talad KadMua runs until Oct 27 at the fountain area, 1st floor of Seacon Square, Srinakarin Road. There is no admission fee. Call 02-721-8888 ext 313/4.