This ‘one-of-a-kind’ 600-year-old bronze Buddha Statue was created during the Chiang Sean or Lanna period, which refers to the Northern Thailand Kingdom from the 12th to the 21st centuries. Lanna kingdom has its long history and its own uniqueness of style.
“What makes this antique statue more interesting is its gentle hand moving posture making it look like a living Buddha!”
What is Chiang Sean or Lanna Buddha style?
If you go around Chiang mai, Chiang Rai, Nan or Lamphun you would see a lot of Thai temples and Buddha Statues. Have you ever wondered what distinguishes Lanna style from other Thai styles?
- Hair style which is a frame-like halo with a large round hair form. This hairstyle is almost similar to another Thai style except the round hair form has no detail and is not in a spiral form.
- Face Style : Soft round smiling expression face with knotted chin. Compared to another period, it is likely rounder and has no obvious strong hairline. However the soft smile influenced by Sukhothai plays a big role in this period.
- Body Style is mostly influenced by Sukhothai and Ayuthaya for this part has a very similar style such as the slim waist with convex chest.
- Cloth style : the hem of the robe over the left shoulder is short and the cloth’s seam is similar to a centipede’s mouth. The makers mostly don’t do the centipede’s mount which makes this one different from the others.
“Khummeaungnuea” : The Antique shop
“Khummeaungnuea” has been opened for almost 10 years by “Veerachai Chaicharoen” . The story started since Veerachai was a teenager. He has an interest in the amulet, Pendant and Buddha Statue. From his interest into expert. He become more wildly popular in Northern Thailand as “Joke Lumphun” and started his own antique and amulet association in order to inherit Thai antique and amulet.