DUSIT GALLERY
The Dusit Gallery contains old photographs from the National Archives
that evoke the exuberance and intricate refinement of Siamese floral culture
as far back as King Rama V's time.
 
   

WORLD OF FLORAL CULTURE

The World of Floral Culture fills another room with items selected to reflect the unique
floral identities of India, China, Japan, Laos, Tibet and Indonesia (specifically Bali).

Given pride of place is a 1756 scroll that Sakul stumbled upon in a Tokyo bookstore.
It explains classical shoka flower arranging, in which practitioners of ikebono - the oldest school of
ikebana - used a three-branch asymmetrical style.

 
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TEMPLES OF FLOWERS

The exhibits in the Temples of Flowers focus on the interrelationship of forests, waterways,
communities, peoples, cultures, and flower cultures. Lessons are drawn from a conflict
that embroiled residents of Saeng Pha, a village in northern Loei province's Na Haew district.

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HERITAGE OF THAI FLOWER CULTURE I

Revealing the secret which is the heart and soul of Thai flower culture,
The Heritage of Thai Flower Culture 1 tells us the story of how Thai flower culture has evolved
amidst the tropical climate setting of Thailand where flowers, petals, leaves or other part of plant
materials are sewn, pinned, weaved, tied, and folded to fabricate different forms of Thai floral art.

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HERITAGE OF THAI FLOWER CULTURE II

With the emphasis on banana leaf works, The Heritage of Thai Flower Culture 2 exhibits
fine examples of traditional Thai foliage art. Banana leaf is twisted, folded, rolled, sewn,
and pinned to create Baisri—Offerings to Divinities—or Krathong—Floral Floats or Leaf Containers.

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PEN, PENCIL, AND POSSIBILITY

An upstairs room of The Museum of Floral Culture exhibits original sketches of various works
created by Sakul Intakul. The highlight of Pen, Pencil, and Possibiliy is the historical floral work
that graced the state banquet in The Grand Palace in 2006 which marked
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 60th anniversary on the throne.

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GARDEN

The Garden of The Museum of Floral Culture is also part of the exhibit, a living exhibit indeed.
Beautifully landscaped with an exquisite Thai pavilion as the focal point, The Garden of
The Museum of Floral Culture boasts a complete collection of living plants and flowers used in
Thai floral culture. The Garden of The Museum of Floral Culture also has on its ground trees,
and plants that grow in the auspicious directions according to the old Thai belief.

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