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Authors: Pakpadee Yukongdi,
Title: Development of ceramics production in Ayutthaya
Date: 2015
Source: Advancing Southeast Asian archaeology 2013: selected papers from the First SEAMEO SPAFA International Conference on Southeast Asian Archaeology
Place of Publication: Bangkok, Thailand
Publisher: SEAMEO SPAFA Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts
Abstract: A comparative study and typological classification in the archaeological excavation record and ethnological data is applied to interpret archaeological data in explanation the development and change in Ayutthaya ceramic manufacture. Ceramic production of Ayutthaya was located on both banks of the Klong Sra Bua, north of the island city at about the second half of 15th century A.D. Firstly, we produced mainly architectural materials especially tiles probably on royal demand. The ceramic makers as experts in oblong updraft kiln firing technique firstly settled on the western bank of the canal and played their acquainted role of ceramic makers for more than a hundred years. Then a further need for architectural materials brought them to change to a new kiln technology. This would be a semi done cross draft kiln. This technique was applied throughout the later period of Ayutthaya, dating from the first half of 17th century until the 18th century or the declining of the Ayutthaya kingdom. Apart from architectural materials, various earthen potteries were also produced. Also on the eastern bank of Klong Sra Bua, another ethnic group, whose bonfire techniques were typically practiced settled and made mainly storage vessels and pot to serve as kitchen ware.
Date Created: 1/25/2016
Editors: Tan, Noel Hidalgo
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