Thais Lacquered Relief Wall Panel, Hand Carved By Buddhist Monks.

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Thais Bangkok Lacquered Relief Wall Panel, Hand Carved By Buddhist Monks, Scene Of Four Buddhist Monks and Foxtail Palm Trees In The Background.

 

Monks in Thailand. There are some 300,000 monks living in the Land of Smiles. From Phuket to Bangkok, visitors are almost guaranteed to see a few of them in Thailand. Their yellow and orange robes are very recognizable in a sea of modern-day clothing.

The Foxtail Palm is native to the Cape Melville National Park in Queensland, Australia. Surprisingly, the Foxtail Palm remained undiscovered until 1978 when an Aboriginal man brought this species to the attention of authorities. Palm specialists worldwide were totally unaware that it existed. News of this newly discovered palm circled the globe rapidly. As pictures of this beautiful palm followed, there was an immediate demand for such a pretty palm that would grow in many areas. And, soon there was a huge demand for seeds.

Unfortunately, this demand exceeded supplies and in no time a "black market" developed to offer supplies of seeds. It was even rumoured that the collection of Foxtail Palm seeds was more profitable than the local drug trade and thieves approached the coastal habitat on inflatable boats to poach seeds. This promptly led to the Australian government protecting the species and placing a ban on exportation of the seeds. Fortunately, domestic supplies of seeds from grown plants elsewhere have been adequate for demands since those early days.  

Item Code - WOO6C152KA

Width: 13 7/8"  Height: 10 7/16"  Depth: 1"  Weight: 664 g 


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