Deity sculptures for royal crematorium 80% complete


NAKHON PATHOM – The Office of Traditional Arts has revealed that the sculptures for the royal crematorium are now 80 percent complete.

Head of Sculpting at the Office of Traditional Arts Prosobsook Ratmai reported that it has made good progress on the sculptures, which are part of the royal crematorium of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. They include two fiberglass Ganesha sculptures, for which the basic form has been finished, as well as Indra and Shiva sculptures, which are now 80 percent complete.

The artisans working on the deity sculptures use a combination of traditional methods and modern techniques, such as fiberglass molding.

Charoen Hancharoen, an experienced craftsman working on the sculptures, said the Garuda sculptures require further detailing and are expected to be finished by the end of the month.