Flower Bracelet

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Thai Culture Activities – Make Your Own Flower Bracelet

 

In order to get closer to the Thai culture, we propose you to practice with fun, one of the oldest elements of this magnificent culture by hand crafting of flowers bracelet.

 

Flower bracelets, or Phuang malai (พวงมาลัย) are well-known Thai crafts and are a form of floral garland. Often seen as a symbol of Thai culture.

 

Although the true origin of the flower bracelet is unspecified and not really known, they have been a staple of Thai culture since the time of King Rama V (mid nineteenth century), where the skill of making these flower garlands was an important honor, and all of the women of the Thai royal court were learning these phuang malai patterns and they were expected to know how to make these beautiful flower garlands.

 

They are an important staple of Thai culture, especially when it comes to Buddhist offerings and showing respect, but they were and can also be used as decoration for throne halls and houses.

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What is the goal of making Flower bracelet?

Nowadays, there are several uses for the flower bracelet in Thai culture:

 

  • Malai chai diao ( มาลัยชายเดียว ) are usually used and offered to show respect, it is often used in Buddhist offerings – they are presented to Buddhist or Hindu statues in order to pay respects and earn merit.
  • Malai song chai (มาลัยสองชาย)are usually hung around a person’s who is important at an event, for example, they are used in Thai weddings ceremony and are worn around the neck of bride bride and  groom.
  • Malai chamruai ru (iมาลัยชำร่วย) is a souvenir malai – it is the smallest type, usually given by the hosts of an event as a souvenir to a large group of people. The purpose of this type of flower garland can be similar to the lei garland’s purpose in Hawaiian culture.

 

Learn about one of the most famous Thai crafts and Buddhist offerings while having fun with your group of family and friends in this activity!

Learn about this Thai craft Tradition with experts

 

This Flower bracelet activity is a great way to get closer to Thai culture, you will learn to make your very own Flower bracelet or Phuong malai and learn deeper about how they are made, what is their signification and their purpose!

 

These gorgeous garlands are made with scented flowers that make them not only beautiful to look at, but also a great decoration for a home as they smell amazing!

 

This is the perfect activity for every type of groups (friends, family, co-workers…) as it gives you the opportunity to work together and let your creativity flowing.

 

Furthermore, it is the perfect activity to create memories and keep a souvenir that will always remind you of these moments you spent with relatives, but it can also help in a business framework as since this activity will allow all co-workers to get closer to each other’s and to entertain their creativity.

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Book your Flower Bracelet activity session!

What we want to offer to you and your group with this activity is a real cultural activity that will allow you to learn about the Thai culture.

 

But also a real human experience between people from different backgrounds who will share together an unforgettable moment thanks to the memories they will have made themselves and that they will be able to keep thanks to their Flower Bracelet that they will have made themselves.

 

Are you interested in this flower bracelet activity?

 

Do not hesitate and contact us to set up a Flower bracelet session!