From Traditional Thai dress to Royal Thai Style Dresses

Date: Thursday, March 21st, 6 pm (doors open by 5.30 pm)

Speaker: Professor Anucha Thirakanont, Ph.D. of the Thammasat University, Bangkok

Meeting Point: Klangwerkstatt of the Humboldt Forum (entrance via Schlüterhof), Schloßplatz, 10178 Berlin


Due to limited seating, please register via email until March 15th at

The event will be streamed online. The link will be published in due time at

The lecture will be held in English.


The Society for Indo-Asian Art Berlin and the Royal Thai Embassy in Berlin cordially invite you to join our lecture and display “From Traditional Thai Dress to Royal Thai Style Dresses” by Assistant Professor Anucha Thirakanont, Ph.D.

Thammasat University, Bangkok.

Professor Thirakanont’s upcoming lecture explores the historical journey and development of traditional Thai attire, dating back to the early seventh century. Renowned for its lively hues, elaborate designs, and cultural importance, traditional Thai clothing mirrors the nation’s diverse history, various ethnicities, the impact of distinct regional cultures and last not least the country’s natural surroundings.

This intrinsic connection between Thai attire and the natural world underlines the cultural value placed on the environment in Thai society. Therefore, the textiles received great attention as well as patronage by her Majesty Queen Sirikit, the Queen Mother, considered an icon of Thai fashion. Thus, the preservation and celebration of these traditional garments help showcase the rich tapestry of Thai identity and heritage.

Prof. Anucha Thirakanont, Ph.D., is Dean of the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Thammasat University in Bangkok Thailand. He has a background in journalism and a rich and varied knowledge of Thai traditional arts, ranging from classical music and traditional performing arts to Thai textiles and Buddhist architecture. In recent years, he teamed up with experts and holders of Khon performing art in Thailand to nominate the element to be inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO. He also participated in a series of workshops concerning the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage organized by UNESCO and the Ministry of Culture, Thailand.


Tue ‒ Thu: 09am ‒ 07pm
Fri ‒ Mon: 09am ‒ 05pm

Adults: $25
Children & Students free

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