Chiang Mai, Thailand

In late June of 2019 I was up in Chiang Mai, Thailand looking for ancient beads. I had several contacts I had made while attending the Asian Bead Exhibition in Bangkok earlier in the month.

I stayed at a friend’s place inside the old city walls, but many of the bead and antique shops were scattered around the area. I contacted several of the people I had met at the exhibition and they gave me a few more names of collectors to contact.

Here’s a bit of the local color I saw as I wandered around town.

I also came across some interesting street art on my perambulations.

Finally, here’s some of the beads I saw as well as the ones I purchased .

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