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Nov 17, 2007 - Sa Wat Dee From Phrae

We are waiting for time to board our bus so thought we would take a minute to write. NOV.16 PHITSANULOK We got to sleep in today til 6a.m.. We drove to a town called Phitsanulok. Along the way we made several stops. First stop was at a roadside stand to sample a treat...sticky rice with coconut milk stuffed into a section of bamboo roasted over coals. Stick to your ribs fast food breakfast or treat. Yummy!! 2nd stop was at a ceramic factory where we saw workers handpainting dishes. There were many intricate and beautiful designs and to...

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Sep 16, 2007 - Indigo & Hyancth Basket weavers - On to Phrae and Phayao

Spent the morning in Phrae at Mo Hom, indigo dyers (mother/daughter). Mrs. Thongsuk showed us around her work area and explained the process. The leaves are seeped with water and lime and then after a time strained to yield the indigo paste. Her daughters persuaded her to combine batik with indigo and she showed us her stamps and wax work area. She had teak carved stencils and stencils made out of copper. She uses both the big and small leaf indigo. The small leaf is stronger, the big leaf serves well when the small leaf is not in season....

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