Vintage Thai Plates.
These graphics pop. And what an eye-blaring colour combination! No wonder the red and yellow political factions of today’s Thailand have trouble getting along. These colours were born for contrast.
The flying woman is Mekkala, the Goddess of Lightning. She’s ancient but was an extremely popular motif from the 1930s to 1970s. The flying man wielding an axe is Ramasoon, the God of Thunder. He was popular at the same time but the Goddess of Lighting was by far the star.
I love the set. Graphically they’re just firecrackers.
Click here to see Mekkala dancing in stunning footage of a 1929 classical Thai dance performance.