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Asian Market

Collection Creator:
Sanderson, Richard A.  Search this
Film reels (color silent; 1000 feet)
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Film reels
Scope and Contents:
Unfinished unedited film documents the sights and sounds typical of the open market in Asia. Narration explains various types of markets in Asia, including large central markets in cities, and roving markets moving regularly from one area of the city to another. Film focuses on Talat Nat, a largeoutdoor market in the center of Thailand. Footage depicts the Sunam Luang (royal field) when it is open for kite flying contests and soccer games; the handling of cobra; a boy put into trance; a dentist removing and cleaning teeth; various items for sale, including meat, vegetables, fruits, prepared foods, spices, clothing, housewares, art objects, jewelry and enterntainment.

Legacy Keywords: Markets ; Body alterations teeth ; Snake charming Thailand
Local Number:
HSFA 1992.10.1
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Richard Sanderson films of Thailand, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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