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Paws for thought

Dec 03. 2019
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By The Nation

Cats are in the spotlight at the exhibition “Meaw aey Meaw Meow” (“Kitty Kitty cat”) now showing at Phufa Treasure Trove at 4th floor of Siam Paragon, which looks back at the history of cats, an animal that has played an important role in the lives of humans for millennia. The felines have been the inspiration for novels, poems, paintings and musical and have even stuck a paw into diplomatic circles, such as when the Siamese cat was sent as an ambassador to enhance the relationship among nations

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presided over the opening ceremony on November 28 and graciously permitted some of her photos of cats and her cat figurines to be part of the exhibition. 

In Thailand, cats get a mention in ancient expressions and are important characters in the folk tales. The cat also plays a role in royal ceremonies and village rituals and any feline fan will enjoy reading about the characteristics of 17 sacred cat species recorded in a book of knowledge.

Phufa Treasure Trove was initiated by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn as a space to cultivate creativity, imagination, innovation, and integrate science, technology, and the arts. The shop offers exhibitions, products and souvenirs which tell stories of aesthetic and utilitarian values, and meanings of objects invented and used from early times to the present.

The exhibition is open daily from 11am to 8pm.

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