SCENT OF A KINGDOM: A Tribute to the Royal Art of Floral Weaving
- The renaissance of the exquisite floral art from our country. This Khruang Kwaen is a heritage that embodies the deepest roots of our Thai tradition.
- From the Queens and Kings of Thailand to our homes, the "Scent of Kingdom" chandelier pays tribute to the art of floral weaving, which was once a distinguished hallmark of royalty.
- From jasmine flowers to cotton fibers, this Khruang Kwaen stay natural and will endure for many years.
- Handcrafted in Thailand to adapt to the current world.
- Perfume the Khruang Kwaen with your favorite fragrance to recreate a centuries-old gesture and create an atmosphere of well-being and pride.
- Handmade - Macrame by Nicha
- Made only from natural components.
- Material: Cotton rope
- Size: 28” x 10”
- Made in Thailand
- By ordering from us, you play a part in empowering the Akha women who are part of our team.
- For any customization, such as color, size, material or flower type, contact us.
- For bulk order, please contact us.
- You can contact me via Messenger at any time, Instagram or via the "Contact Us" page.
- Please note that our Khruang Kwaen are handmade and made to order. The estimated delivery time is approximately 1 month on average.
- For urgent orders, please contact us immediately.
- For international delivery, please contact me.
RETURNS AND EXCHANGES:
I accept returns and exchanges:
- Contact me within 7 days of delivery.
- Return items within 14 days of delivery.
- Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs if the dissatisfaction was not generated by a third party. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR KHRUANG KWAEN?
Taking care of your Khruang Kwaen is crucial to maintain its beauty and keep it looking like new for years to come.
As a cherished piece in your home or Buddhist shrine, it's essential to handle it with care to preserve its beauty. Here are some tips on how to properly care for your Khruang Kwaen.
- Handle with care: Always handle your Khruang Kwaen with gentle care, as it is delicately made with cotton fibers.
- Keep it dry: Humidity and moisture can cause damage. Avoid placing your Khruang Kwaen in areas with high humidity and moisture levels.
- Dust regularly: Gently dust your Khruang Kwaen with a soft brush or cloth to keep it clean and free from dust.
With proper care and maintenance, you can ensure that your Khruang Kwaen remains a cherished piece in your home or Buddhist shrine for years to come.
ALSO DISCOVER OUR OTHER KHRUANG KWAEN
Come and discover here "The Fragrance of the Crocodile" or "The Pop Elephant Net", Two wonderful Khruang Kwaen to redecorate your home.
* Product images are for illustrative purposes only and may differ from the actual product. Due to differences in monitors, colors of products may also appear different to those shown on the site.
** Please note, sizes on the description may have a tolerance/variation +/- of up to 2cm for the product as it’s a handmade job.
Khruang Kwaen: Thailand's Intricate Floral Art and Its Evolution Inspired by Global Chandeliers
What is a Khruang Kwaen?
In the annals of Thai cultural history, the Khruang Kwaen stands as a vivid testament to the nation's rich artistic heritage.
This intricate floral arrangement, once deeply entrenched in spiritual and ceremonial rites, has experienced a metamorphosis over centuries, with its evolution reflecting Thailand's changing societal landscape and influences from Western cultures.
How is Khruang Kwaen Used Traditionally?
Traditionally used in religious ceremonies, as adornments and tokens of respect, Khruang Kwaen began as offerings made by affluent individuals, leading to their prevalence in palaces and prosperous households.
A popular practice involved placing a Khruang Kwaen by a window, allowing the wind to spread the scent of jasmine flowers within the home, signifying the Thai culture’s holistic approach towards spirituality.
Why is Khruang Kwaen Disappearing?
Khruang Kwaen faces a decline due to a convergence of circumstances. The modern era brings an ebbing interest in learning this traditional art form.
The rise of cheaper, mass-produced decor items, which are not only readily available but also long-lasting, has reduced the demand for the more perishable Khruang Kwaen.
Additionally, the high cost of creating these beautiful arrangements with fresh flowers, which have a lifespan of only 2-3 days, makes them a less attractive option, particularly for the budget-conscious consumer.
This decline in appreciation and understanding of Khruang Kwaen's cultural significance further threatens its existence.
How Has Global Influence Shaped the Evolution of Khruang Kwaen?
As societies interact, their art forms inevitably intermingle and transform. This is evident in the evolution of Khruang Kwaen during the reign of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) and Queen Saovabha Phongsri, who were open to foreign influences, specifically those from China and the West.
This led to significant changes in the aesthetics of Khruang Kwaen. Originally, the designs were primarily linear and two-dimensional, but over time, they started to incorporate three-dimensional elements inspired by Chinese lanterns and Western chandeliers.
This change underscores the resilience and adaptability of Thai cultural expressions and signifies a significant stage in the evolution of Khruang Kwaen, demonstrating how it has beautifully merged traditional Thai craftsmanship with international influences. And it should continue to be so today....
Who is trying to protect the Khruang Kwaen?
In response to this looming threat, artisans like Nicha have risen to prominence.
Through her enterprise, Macrame by Nicha, she cleverly crafts Khruang Kwaen using durable cotton, merging tradition and modernity.
Nicha's work embodies not just aesthetic appeal but also signifies a strong commitment to Thai cultural preservation.