Friday, January 11, 2008

Suriya to make gold teak coffin

Suriya to make gold teak coffin

Suriya Heep Sop (Suriya Coffin) will build a coffin for Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana.

Published on January 3, 2008

Measuring 2.19 metres in length and 26 inches wide, the coffin will be made of 100-year-old golden teakwood painted in purple oak. It will be built in the Louis style with a movable throne and featuring golden walnut buttons.

Company owner Pornthep Suriya said the coffin would be specially decorated with rose carvings and the inside would be covered by silk in a golden cream colour. He said the coffin's design would be similar to that of the coffin built for the Princess Mother.

Pornthep said it was an honour to receive royal grace from HM the King to do the work. Suriya Coffin has previously built coffins for HRH Princess Sri Nagarindra, Mom Luang Bua Kitiyakara (mother of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit) and Khun Poom Jensen (grandson of His Majesty the King).

Culture Minister Khunying Kaisri Sri-aroon said the ministry would consult with the Bureau of the Royal Household before appointing the Fine Art Department to design a royal cremation building for the Princess.

Arvudh Ngernchuklin, the former director of the Fine Art Department, who designed the royal cremation building for HRH Princess Sri Nagarindra, said the department had prepared all information and would be ready to start work as soon as it was appointed.

The Nation

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