Name: Thai Philatelic Exhibition 2009 - Thai Puppet Shows
Date of Issue: 04 August 2009
Purpose: To commemorate 16th Thai Philatelic Exhibition 2009, held between 4-9 August 2009 at Siam Paragon Department Store, Bangkok
Design: Illustrating Thai traditional puppet performances
Hun Lakorn Lek, a type of traditional Thai puppetry, was developed by Kru Krae Sapthawanich on the model of the Ramayana Thai puppets originated in the court of Krom Phra Ratchawang been transmitted to the present day through the dedicated work of Kru Sakorn Youngkhiewsod, also known as "Joe Louis", and members of his family. The first public performance of Hun Lakorn Lek was given at Joe Louis Theater in 1985. H.R.H. Princess Galayani Vadhana later renamed this theater to the "Nattayasala Hun Lakorn Lek" Theater.
The major driving force behiknd the amazingly life-like performance of Hun Lakorn Lek puppetry is the puppet artists themselves who, through their expert Khon performance skills, bring these puppets to live. Three puppet artists are required to manipulate each ppuppet. To give a faultless performance all there artists must be able to fuse their throughs and mind together and perform as one person.
Comment: This is a great real posted FDC, not only my friend sent this FDC from the THAIPEX'09 temporary post office with designer's autograph (Miss Mayuree Narknisorn), but also this is a World Premier First 3D Motion Stamp of Thailand. I hope you can see the effect of this set.
Saturday, September 5, 2009