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Ramakian Collection

Postcardcube celebrates the unique beauty of traditional Thai art and culture in the Ramakian Collection. This collection presents the four principal characters in the Ramakian, Thailand's national epic. The story is the Thailand's take on the Ramayana, the famous Indian epic. This Thai mythology has been retold from generation to generation since the Ayutthaya period (1350-1767 AD) and is still performed in the Khon style of theater in the country. 

 

MILAN Expo - Thailand Pavilion

Postcardcube is honored to be chosen as the official souvenir for the Thai Pavilion. We chose the Ramakian Collection specifically to be featured and sold in the souvenir shops there. The Ramakian story plays a vital role in the culture and heritage of Thailand and it brings us great joy and pride to play our role in imparting this knowledge of Thailand to the world.

The theme for the 2015 expo is Feeding the Planet, and as such, with this in mind Thailand created the pavilion entitled Nourishing and Delighting the World to represent the rich agriculture and resources of the nation. The Milan Expo is an initiative aimed at the exchange of ideas and solutions between nations to address this theme. It also gives everyone a chance to see and taste these countries proud heritage.

 
Postcardcube_The Story of Khon and Ramakian

THE STORY OF RAMAKIAN

Ramayana is one of the most eloquent Thai mythologies with Tod-Sa-Kun, Hanuman, Pra-Ram and Nang-Si-Da as the main characters. Ramayana is a story about the great war between Tod-Sa-Kun and Pra-Ram. The war started when Tod-Sa-Kun fell in love with Nang-Si-Da, who is Pra-Ran’s wife, and kidnapped her to his castle. Pra-Ram and his brother, Pra-Luck, made a plan to rescue Nang-Si-Da and with a great luck, Hanuman and Shu-Krep volunteered to be the generals of Pra-Ram’s army. Pra-Ram and Tod-Sa-Kun had been enemies for many years before this.

One night, Tod-Sa-Kun had a nightmare about himself being destroyed. He asked Pi-Pak, a prophet, to decipher his dream. Pi-Pek mentioned that if Tod-Sa-Kun did not wish to die, he needs to return Nang-Si-Da to Pra-Ram. After Tod-Sa-Kun heard what Pi-Pek had said, he became very angry and banished Pi-Pek from his castle. Pi-Pet then joined forces with Pra-Ram and helped him defeat and kill Tod-Sa-Kun. In the end, Pra-Ram successfully rescued Nang-Si-Da and they lived happily ever after.

 
 

 

THOT-SA-KAN

 Thot-Sa-Kan, originally a God, descended to earth as a giant with a green body and ten faces, He became the King of Lanka City. Nang-Mon-To, his chief consort gave birth to his daughter, Nang-Si-Da, who he immediately expelled from the city. Thot-Sa-Kan fell madly in love with Pra-Ram's wife - unaware that she was actually his daughter Nang-Si-Da. Thot-Sa-Kan symbolises a powerful warrior and devoted lover.


Material : Paper
Package ( l x w) :  7” x 5” 
Assembled Size ( l x w x h ) :  1.7” x 2” x 4”  

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HA-NU-MAN

Ha-Nu-Man, known as the General of Pra-Ram, was a very clever and highly skilled white human-sized monkey. He had the amazing ability to transform himself into anything or anyone, to become invisible and, most-importantly, was invincible in war. Thus, Ha-Nu-Man was victorious in his last battle which ultimately brought great honour to King Pra-Ram. Ha-Nu-Man symbolizes strength, intelligence and great ability.


Material : Paper
Package ( l x w) :  7” x 5” 
Assembled Size ( l x w x h ) :  1.7” x 2” x 4”  

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PRA-RAM

The God-King Pra-Ram's name means "the most powerful king in the world". Thai mythology proclaims that the God Pra-Ram descended form heaven, assumed a human form as the King of Ayutthaya, and fought Thot-Sa-Kan in order to rescue his beloved wife from him. Pra-Ram continues to symbolize great courage and justice.


Material : Paper
Package ( l x w) :  7” x 5” 
Assembled Size ( l x w x h ) :  1.7” x 2” x 4”  

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NANG-SI-DA

Nang-Si-Da, King Pra-Ram's wife, was considered to be the most beautiful woman int he world. King Pra-Ram, with the support of General Ha-Nu-Man, killed Thot-Sa-Kan in battle and won back Nang-Si-Da. Nang-Si-Da remained undyingly committed to her husband, Pra-Ram, throughout the ordeal and thus continues to symbolize devotion and eternal love.


Material : Paper
Package ( l x w) :  7” x 5” 
Assembled Size ( l x w x h ) :  1.7” x 2” x 4”  

Product of Thailand

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