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      Thailand has a rich tradition of dolls and masks, which reflect the ways of Thai lives. Thai dolls and masks were made for pleasure, but now they became the world's famous handicrafts from Thailand.

 
 

 
 
Court Dolls
 
 
      Court dolls are very small dolls (height: 2-4 cm.) that created by the courtiers, since the reign of King Rama IV. They are mainly made in Ayuthaya and Angthong. Artisans depict Thai life-styles through characters, clothing, hair styling, and activities of dolls.
 
 
 
 
Hill Tribe Dolls
 
 
 
 
      Hill tribe dolls are made out of stuffed kapok material into figures of traditionally clad hill tribe people. They show characteristics of traditional hill tribe dressing, such as Ekor, Maew, Yao, Musor, Lisor, Yang, etc
 
 
 
 
Khon Masks
 
 
      Khon masks are elaborately created from papers. They are used in "Khon", the graceful stage performance that narrated stories from ancient literatures. The artisans depicted the characters on their shapes, faces, and colors. Most popular story is "Rammakien" that originated the famous white monkey character, Hanuman and the green giant, Tossagun.
 
 
 
 
Nang Talung
 
 
      Nang Talung is a shadow play, performing art of Southern Thailand. Performers must be good at both dancing and singing. It was developed from scarecrows in Phattalung province. The characters are elaborately made of cattle leathers, including hero, heroine, and hermit, etc.
 
     
 
Nang Yai
 
 
      Nang Yai is a huge shadow play figures that require large leathers of cattle for etching into various designs.
 
     
 
Hun Krabok
 
 
      Hun Krabok is the puppet. They sometimes play the story of Phra Aphai Manee that narrating about a prince, who likes to play pipe, is falling in love with a mermaid. But the sea demon fall in love with him.
 
     
   
 
 

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