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Drums of the Orient
Description: Vagabond Adventure Series exploring the sights of Siam in the 1930s.

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Clip #: TFA-235B
Length: 7:52
Year: 1932
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Region: Far East
Country: Thailand
Subject: Traditonal Costumes
Original: 16mm
Keywords:
1930s, Thailand, Siam, Bangkok, canals, Khlongs, sampans, boats, main canal, sampans being used as trading vessels, women selling bananas in sampan, man paddling sampan loaded with coconuts, men and women wearing conical hats carrying baskets of rice balanced with poles on their shoulders and loading onto boats, Thai people some wearing conical hats sitting and eating, Thai children, Wat Arun temple along banks of Chao Phraya River, Buddhism, temple bells sounding, ornate carvings and gold leaf on pagodas, statues, dancers wearing mask with image of idol, theater, child members of theater company standing and sitting on stage in front of curtain, smiling girls, woman seated in front of mirror in dressing room being assisted in undress and having hair put up / headdress put on, woman wearing headdress and costume performing traditional Thai dance with sword, Classical Thai dance, musicians playing traditional instruments, Royal Siamese Ballet, dancers performing “devil” dance, females dancers in traditional costumes and headdresses wearing masks performing Classical Thai dance, drummers playing various types of drums and percussion instruments


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