Manohra Thai Dance: Introduction

Y’all, I am officially defending my dissertation in November! HURRAY! Now that I’m not sick, I am making quick progress. In celebration, I am working this little bitty Thai dancer. It’s an embroidery kit from Pinn Stitch (they mostly have cross-stitch, but they both this kit and a second dancer). It comes with a frame (one of those rubber fake wood ones), gold thread, beads, and pink ribbon for embellishing the preprinted design, but I have decided to add more thread and embroider the whole thing. I have already started, and am having tons of fun.

The Manohra Thai dance (which is what this dancer is performing)  is about a half-bird woman (see the wings!), her father-in-law the king, and some unscrupulous court advisors who are conspiring to convince the king to murder her. I found a video of some of it if you want to see the real thing:

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13 Responses to Manohra Thai Dance: Introduction

  1. Congrats on getting the defense scheduled and all the best on that!
    I admire your stitching and love the blog. You are a force to be reckoned with juggling all these things! Onward! 🙂

  2. Julie says:

    I just put away some “Easter Egg Grass” from Kreinik that would make beautiful gossamer wings! This piece is charming! What is your dissertation topic?

  3. Julie says:

    Looked at this web shop, lots of beautiful pieces…love the young Ganesha and Madonna and child (09). Thanks for the link!

  4. You’re really bringing this charming little piece to life – well done!

  5. Anita says:

    Lovely design.Congratulations and good luck for your dissertation!

  6. Elmsley Rose says:

    Congratulations! The end is in sight, after all these years. Or maybe the beginning?? 🙂
    The piece is lovely. Quick, fun – SO colourful! It reminds me of a dragon I did in cross stitch with many lovely colour variations – it was lovely to work with.

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