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Songkhla Flowers

  1. 1. SONGKHLA FLOWERS Minako Ito Rie Nakai
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>What: Songkhla Flowers at Thai Craft Fair </li></ul><ul><li>Why: The Songkhla Flowers are really beautiful and we get interested in how they are made </li></ul><ul><li>Where: Ambassador Hotel </li></ul><ul><li>When: February 7, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>How: BTS to Nana Station </li></ul>
  3. 3. THAI CRAFT SALE <ul><li>Self-financing trade for social development </li></ul><ul><li>Gain a sustainable income </li></ul><ul><li>Preserve Thais ’ diverse craft traditions </li></ul><ul><li>Works with over 70 villages nationwide </li></ul><ul><li>Thai Craft Fairs in Bangkok at least 18 times a year </li></ul><ul><li>Calls for Volunteers (adults and students, who are interested in Thai Crafts, also ISB students are working too) </li></ul>
  4. 4. SONGKHLA VILLAGE <ul><li>Eastern coastal province in southern Thailand edging the Thai Gulf </li></ul><ul><li>7,150 km 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh food, poultry, meat, herbs, fruits, vegetables and spices </li></ul><ul><li>Fishing community </li></ul><ul><li>Thailand ’ s largest body of inland water = Great Songkhla Lake (20 km at widest) </li></ul>
  5. 5. HISTORY OF SONGKHLA FLOWERS <ul><li>Para Rubber Plantations are common in Songkhla Village </li></ul><ul><li>Many leaves of rubber trees are left unused </li></ul><ul><li>Those leaves are flexible and can be dyed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-> idea of the flower </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Floods destroy villages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-> needs money </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. MATERIALS USED <ul><li>Para Rubber Leaves (dyed) </li></ul><ul><li>Fir Cones </li></ul><ul><li>Paper Streamer </li></ul><ul><li>Glue </li></ul><ul><li>Stick </li></ul><ul><li>String </li></ul>
  7. 7. MAKING PROCEDURE <ul><li>Collect and dry rubber leaves </li></ul><ul><li>Rubber Leaves are soaked into water and green parts of leaves are taken out so that only veins of leaves are left </li></ul><ul><li>Dye rubber leaves in different colors </li></ul><ul><li>Glue two leaves togther (repeat #3 for 15 times) -> petals </li></ul><ul><li>Roll a rubber leaf around a fir seed (repeat #5 for 7 times) ->stamen </li></ul><ul><li>Glue #4 around #5 on a stick </li></ul><ul><li>Glue 4 green leaves -> sepals </li></ul><ul><li>Tape 2 leaves on a stick ->   leaves </li></ul>
  8. 8. INTERVIEWING THE ARTISIAN <ul><li>Khun Chuan Suratako </li></ul><ul><li>Artisian from Songkhla Village </li></ul>
  9. 9. INTERVIEWING THE ARTISIAN <ul><li>When did you start? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>16 years old </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How long does it take to make one flower? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Around 10 mins for flower </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But a month to prepare material </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How many different flowers are there? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Around 100 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. INTERVIEWING THE ARTISIAN <ul><li>When did you start? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>16 years old </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How long does it take to make one flower? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Around 10 mins for flower </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But month to prepare material </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How many different flowers are there? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Around 100 </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. INTERVIEWING THE ARTISIAN <ul><li>When did you start? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>16 years old </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How long does it take to make one flower? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Around 10 mins for flower </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But month to prepare material </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How many different flowers are there? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Around 100 </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. INTERVIEWING THE ARITISIAN <ul><li>What part do you enjoy the most? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flowers produced are beautiful </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What part do you hate the most? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When leaves are eaten or get diseases </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How many people are in the artisan group? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Around 20 people </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What are some techniques you use? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the water from waterfall </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What tools do you use to make flower? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Para Rubber leaves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural Resources from forest </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. PERSONAL RESPONSE <ul><li>Rie </li></ul><ul><li>I was surprised by the villagers ’ intelligent idea of making flowers out of rubber leaves just because they had plenty of those dried leaves on the ground. Also, I was moved by artisans ’ kindness to support the economy of village by selling these flowers. </li></ul>
  14. 14. PERSONAL RESPONSE <ul><li>Minako </li></ul><ul><li>I think it was a really great experience, because I learned not only about Songkhla Flower but also about Thailand. Also I was surprised that I have been Thailand for 8 years, but I still have lot more to learn about it. </li></ul>
  15. 15. THANK A LOT TO <ul><li>Khun Chuan Suratako </li></ul>
  16. 16. BIBLIOGRAPHY <ul><li>“ Materials. ” Thai Amazing Flower . 2003. Thai Amazing Flower. 21 Jan. 2009 <http://www.thaiamazingflower.com/materials.php>. </li></ul><ul><li>Songkhla Flowers. Advertisement. ThaiCraft News 4 Oct. 2008. ThaiCraft . ThaiCraft Organization. 23 Feb. 2009 <http://www.thaicraft.org/new/pdf/TC_News_20081004_EN.pdf>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Songkhla/Hat Yai.&quot; Asia World Enterprise Co., Ltd. Asia World. 23 Feb. 2009 <http://www.asiaworld-travel.com/DestinationPDF/Songkla.pdf>. </li></ul><ul><li>The Thai Craft Association. &quot;Songkhla Flowers.&quot; Thai Craft Fair . The Thai Craft Association. 21 Jan. 2009 <http://www.thaicraft.org/new/songkha-flowers.html>. </li></ul>

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