THE POTTERS OF THAILAND’S BAN KO NOI: REVIVING THE PAST – TAASA Review March 2017
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This article was originally found in the March 2017 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 26, Issue 1, Page 12).
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Ray Hearn T here are 1000 or so kilns, all more than 500 years old, dotted along the banks of the River Yom in Thailand in and around the village of Ban Ko Noi at Si Satchanalai, a district in present day Sukhothai province in Northern Thailand. Kiln mound at Ban Ko Noi.
Photo: Ray Hearn When production ended in the mid 17th century, generation after generation of potters had been at work on this one site for at least seven centuries.
There were several reasons for such a long tenure at the one site...