31 March 2017
Shoppers from City Beautiful experienced the subtle beauty of a variety of folk dances from Thailand on the third day of Thailand Week on at Himachal Bhawan today.
Yanisa Onchai, an international relations professional and a trained classical dancer, performed folk dances Ram Sat Chatri and Ra Bam from South Thailand, Fon Pu Tai from the North, Seang Kra Tip from the East, Ram Klong Yaw from Central at the fair today much to the delight of hundreds of visitors at the cultural exhibition today.
“Ram Sat Cha tri is a folk dance form performed to entertain the general masses. The dance is now performed only on special occasions now. I also performed four different kinds of folk dances at the fair which represent the four regions of Thailand,” Yanisa said.
Silk drapes a hit
Thai drapes and flowing silk dresses were up for grabs at the Thailand Week 2017. Young girls could be seen shopping their heart out at the various stalls at the fair. “Made of Thai silk the flowing tops and long maxi dresses are favourite among shoppers here. Priced between Rs 1,500 to 1,800, the dresses are hot selling items at our stall,” said an exhibitor.
Funky sequined contemporary party dresses, tops and T shirts were also cynosure of all eyes at the Thailand Week. “We have brought several of our collections to the first time at the fair. Our one-piece dresses, T shirts and tops have the funky young feel to them as they are designed for the youth of today who love a bit of bling to hit the party circuit. Priced between Rs 1,500 to Rs 5,000, our designs are being loved by shoppers. This time we have brought dresses in black, white and beige only but going by the Indian love for colour, we will surely add more colours to our collection next time,” said Gee Warwick, designer and owner of GU:G and Kuni brands of Thailand.
Visitors had a taste of tangy savoury Thai salads at the Thailand Week fair today. “Made of fresh herbs and green papaya and fruits, Thai salads are very good for health and especially for women,” said an exhibitor while handing over small salad bites to visitors.
Rice and Kimchi noodles were another hit among shoppers looking for quintessentially Thai palate. “Having visited Thailand for holidays, we have fallen in love with the food there too. Finding the same food here is welcome surprise for us,” said Uma Sharma, a homemaker.
“Thai Macadamia nuts besides almonds and cashew nuts are being much loved by the shoppers to the fair,” said an exhibitor.