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Elephants of Thailand: Myth, Art, and Reality ePub download

by Rita Ringis

  • Author: Rita Ringis
  • ISBN: 9676530689
  • ISBN13: 978-9676530684
  • ePub: 1864 kb | FB2: 1328 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Biological Sciences
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1st edition (August 15, 1996)
  • Pages: 224
  • Rating: 4.8/5
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Elephants of Thailand: Myth, Art, and Reality ePub download

When thinking of elephants, Thailand is not the first place that comes to most people's mind. However, as described here, elephants have played a major role in Thai art and culture throughout history.

When thinking of elephants, Thailand is not the first place that comes to most people's mind. The author draws upon 14 years studying & teaching art in Thailand to present this comprehensive view of the elephant in Thai society. She does well in combining art with the elephants' active ceremonial & working roles. Elephants are shown in many art forms including drawings, engravings, murals, sculpture & bronzes

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Elephants of Thailand in Myth, Art and Reality. Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1996. Robert L. Brown (a1). University of California, Los Angele. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 26 March 2010.

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This beautifully illustrated book surveys a wide range of elephant lore in Thailand, past and present. It looks at the religious, artistic, and literary background to Thai attitudes toward the elephant and assesses the role of the elephant in present-day Thai life. ly/bedjopdf Powered by TCPDF (ww. cpdf.

White elephants in Thai society also represent wealth and power because of their past association with the Thai royals. Elephants of Thailand in myth, art, and reality. Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press. The royal Thai navy flag also bears the symbol of the white elephant. Many provinces in Thailand used to have elephants as part of their official emblems as well. In the Thai animal and planetary zodiac, the elephant is the fourth animal zodiac of the Thai people. Kanwanich, S. (1998).

This beautifully illustrated book surveys a wide range of elephant lore in Thailand, past and present

This beautifully illustrated book surveys a wide range of elephant lore in Thailand, past and present.

Elephants - a family that unites the largest and strongest living land . In Thailand, white elephants are very popular, which are very rare and are used for royal needs, being a symbol of power.

Elephants - a family that unites the largest and strongest living land mammals. These are tall, thick-skinned animals in the tropical regions of Asia and Africa. Deprived of bones, the muscular trunk of elephants is a fused and strongly elongated upper lip and nose.

Today about a thousand tamed Thai elephants work in the modern tourist trade, while three thousand . Sources: Reuters, Elephants of Thailand in Myth, Art and Reality by Rita Ringis, Oxford University Press, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (ww. elpthaielephants.

Today about a thousand tamed Thai elephants work in the modern tourist trade, while three thousand endangered wild elephants remain in the country’s forests. Here are some facts about how the animals are domesticated. HUNTING: - Tamed elephants were used to lure and maneuver wild herds into funnel-shaped bamboo or teak stockades, known as kraals, during great elephant drives in Thailand’s northern provinces and southern seaboard from at least the seventeenth century onwards.

In Elephants of Thailand in Myth, Art, and Reality, author Rita Ringis posits that no Siamese monarch ever did this and would never consider doing this because ownership of a white elephant was an incredible honor.

This beautifully illustrated book surveys a wide range of elephant lore in Thailand, past and present. It looks at the religious, artistic, and literary background to Thai attitudes toward the elephant and assesses the role of the elephant in present-day Thai life.