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 .