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  • SONGKHLA FLOWERS Minako Ito Rie Nakai
  • INTRODUCTION
    • What: Songkhla Flowers at Thai Craft Fair
    • Why: The Songkhla Flowers are really beautiful and we get interested in how they are made
    • Where: Ambassador Hotel
    • When: February 7, 2009
    • How: BTS to Nana Station
  • THAI CRAFT SALE
    • Self-financing trade for social development
    • Gain a sustainable income
    • Preserve Thais ’ diverse craft traditions
    • Works with over 70 villages nationwide
    • Thai Craft Fairs in Bangkok at least 18 times a year
    • Calls for Volunteers (adults and students, who are interested in Thai Crafts, also ISB students are working too)
  • SONGKHLA VILLAGE
    • Eastern coastal province in southern Thailand edging the Thai Gulf
    • 7,150 km 2
    • Fresh food, poultry, meat, herbs, fruits, vegetables and spices
    • Fishing community
    • Thailand ’ s largest body of inland water = Great Songkhla Lake (20 km at widest)
  • HISTORY OF SONGKHLA FLOWERS
    • Para Rubber Plantations are common in Songkhla Village
    • Many leaves of rubber trees are left unused
    • Those leaves are flexible and can be dyed
      • -> idea of the flower
    • Floods destroy villages
      • -> needs money
  • MATERIALS USED
    • Para Rubber Leaves (dyed)
    • Fir Cones
    • Paper Streamer
    • Glue
    • Stick
    • String
  • MAKING PROCEDURE
    • Collect and dry rubber leaves
    • Rubber Leaves are soaked into water and green parts of leaves are taken out so that only veins of leaves are left
    • Dye rubber leaves in different colors
    • Glue two leaves togther (repeat #3 for 15 times) -> petals
    • Roll a rubber leaf around a fir seed (repeat #5 for 7 times) ->stamen
    • Glue #4 around #5 on a stick
    • Glue 4 green leaves -> sepals
    • Tape 2 leaves on a stick ->   leaves
  • INTERVIEWING THE ARTISIAN
    • Khun Chuan Suratako
    • Artisian from Songkhla Village
  • INTERVIEWING THE ARTISIAN
    • When did you start?
      • 16 years old
    • How long does it take to make one flower?
      • Around 10 mins for flower
      • But a month to prepare material
    • How many different flowers are there?
      • Around 100
  • INTERVIEWING THE ARTISIAN
    • When did you start?
      • 16 years old
    • How long does it take to make one flower?
      • Around 10 mins for flower
      • But month to prepare material
    • How many different flowers are there?
      • Around 100
  • INTERVIEWING THE ARTISIAN
    • When did you start?
      • 16 years old
    • How long does it take to make one flower?
      • Around 10 mins for flower
      • But month to prepare material
    • How many different flowers are there?
      • Around 100
  • INTERVIEWING THE ARITISIAN
    • What part do you enjoy the most?
      • Flowers produced are beautiful
    • What part do you hate the most?
      • When leaves are eaten or get diseases
    • How many people are in the artisan group?
      • Around 20 people
    • What are some techniques you use?
      • Use the water from waterfall
    • What tools do you use to make flower?
      • Para Rubber leaves
      • Natural Resources from forest
  • PERSONAL RESPONSE
    • Rie
    • 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.
  • PERSONAL RESPONSE
    • Minako
    • 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.
  • THANK A LOT TO
    • Khun Chuan Suratako
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • “ Materials. ” Thai Amazing Flower . 2003. Thai Amazing Flower. 21 Jan. 2009 <http://www.thaiamazingflower.com/materials.php>.
    • 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>.
    • &quot;Songkhla/Hat Yai.&quot; Asia World Enterprise Co., Ltd. Asia World. 23 Feb. 2009 <http://www.asiaworld-travel.com/DestinationPDF/Songkla.pdf>.
    • 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>.