TALISMANIC OR YANTRA CLOTHS FROM NORTHERN THAILAND – TAASA Review September 2021
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This article was originally found in the September 2021 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 30, Issue 3, Page 20).
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Russell Howard Y antra cloths are a material expression of the religious beliefs of the Thai.
Although found throughout Thailand, the tradition of making these cloths seems to have flourished more in the north from where a wide variety of old hand-drawn cloths have survived as well as from the neighbouring Shan State in Myanmar.
Commonly used for protection and to bring luck, the variety and individuality of their design and the underlying mystique of their creation make them both collectable and a fascinating subject of study...