“TASTE OF THAILAND – Festival of Food and Culture”

The art of engraving of the fruit

The art of engraving of the fruit

The art of painting of umbrella by Pi Noi

The beauty of the amazing dancer from Thailand

The beauty of the amazing dancer from Thailand

The Kana Hunkon Hua Chiew Dance Group

Traditional Masks

The cooking lesson of the chef Toss Tassayan Sri-ampai

The Ambassador of Thailand with Tudtuu the artist of engraving

The Human Puppet Drum Dance

The Human Puppet Drum Dance

Serng-kapo Dance

Muay Thai

Muay Thai

Amazing Thailand - Final Show morning

Muay Thai

Thai Massage

Before go on the stage

Before go on the stage

The Human Puppet Drum Dance

The Human Puppet Drum Dance

The Creation of Srivichai Dance

Amazing Thailand - Final Show afternoon

Taste of Thailand Festival 2014

Text and Photos: Stefano Romano

 

From 20 to 22 June, the National Agency of Thai Tourism and the Embassy of Thailand in Rome, show the beauty of the Thai culture, through traditional Food and Art, at EATALY in Rome.

Taste of Thailand Festival 2014

Taste of Thailand Festival 2014

The Festival hosted the “Kana Hunkon Hua Chiew” Dance Group, from the Chalemprakiet University, an University of Medicine, which members of the dance group have studied at the Academy of Dramatic Art.

The Kana Hunkon Hua Chiew Dance Group

The Kana Hunkon Hua Chiew Dance Group

They showed some traditional dance during the morning and the afternoon, following the two big waves of Dance in Thailand: the khon (usually performed by men) and lakhon (performed by women).

First dance is called: “The Human Puppet Drum Dance”, inspired by the dance of the actor Joe Lowis, but in this case the dancers used a real woman and not a puppet.

The Human Puppet Drum Dance

The Human Puppet Drum Dance

 

Then the “Serng-kapo”, an happy dance paced by the hammering of coconuts.

Serng-kapo Dance

Serng-kapo Dance

 

It could not miss the performance of the Ancient Boxing of Muay Thai.

Muay Thai

Muay Thai

 

In the afternoon, the first dance and Muay Thai was the same but the second dance was “The creation of Srivichai”, influenced by Javanese tradition and Bali.

The Creation of Srivichai Dance

The Creation of Srivichai Dance

 

The both two session of dance was ended by a summarizing “Amazing Thailand Dance”

Amazing Thailand - Final Show morning

Amazing Thailand – Final Show morning

 

The Festival has showed also the Art of the engraving of fruits, by the artist Tudtuu. This art is considered one of the ten ancient crafts of Thailand, it goes back to the 1364, from dinasty of Sukhothai.

The art of engraving of the fruit

The art of engraving of the fruit

 

The Art of painting of handmade umbrella, by the artist from Chiang Mai: Pi Noi (Pattana Chomntaweevirut).

The art of painting of umbrella by Pi Noi

The art of painting of umbrella by Pi Noi

 

The traditional Thai massage by Nittaya and Juckpat from the SPA Rarinjinda Wellness Spa Resort in Thailand.

Thai Massage

Thai Massage

 

And the cooking demonstration of traditional food with the chef Toss Tassayan Sri-ampai, from the Embassy of Thailand, with help of the “Thai Kitchen to the world Royal Thai Embassy”.

The cooking lesson of the chef Toss Tassayan Sri-ampai

The cooking lesson of the chef Toss Tassayan Sri-ampai

In the morning Festival hosted also a cooking lesson from Thai chef for Italians.

As an adjunct, many stand of traditional handcrafts, dress, foods, touristic info.

 

Three days to know the Thai culture in Rome.”

 

About Stefano Romano

An Italian-born, by faith and destiny embraced Islam and passionately love Indonesian rich culture. His shots are extra-ordinary, as people say: pictures worth thousands words.

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