Ram-Thai chada (dance crown) from Thailand
Price: € 550,00
Alluring handmade gilded metal Ram-Thai chada (dance crown) extravagantly inlaid with glittering glass stones and mica/shisha mirrors.
There is a lot of movement in the crown because of the many glistening hanging ornaments.
Placed on a wooden stand.
Height including stand: 61 cm.
Diameter 19 cm.
Period: Mid 20th century
Seen its age, around 70 years, the chada is in a good condition. It has traces of age and wear, and a few missing ornaments. Please look at the photos
Dance dramas such as Thai versions of the Rama epic featuring Hanuman, king or the monkeys, Rama, and Sita, were very popular in the Kingdom of Siam in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Headdresses such as this particularly fine example were made for the dancer who played the key role of Sita.