Ban Chiang painted pottery - a selected archive
This archive includes images of painted pottery photographed by Penny van Esterik in the late sixties and early seventies, authentic and fake, and all points in between. The photographs are of uneven quality, but they are a record of what was considered Ban Chiang pottery at that time. The photographs were taken in the homes of Thai collectors, in museum storerooms, in police storage areas, in open markets, in glass cabinets, in bank vaults, on the street, and in antique showrooms. Please cite the publication "Designs on Pots. Ban Chiang and the Politics of Heritage in Thailand" when using these photographs.