BLACK HOUSE

BLACK HOUSE 

you will find the mysterious Black House or ‘Baan Dam,’ built by Kositpipat’s former teacher Thawan Duchanee. Not just one building, but a collection of almost forty monuments which are home to Duchanee’s extensive collection of weird taxidermy and bones.

Perhaps not for vegetarians or the squeamish, wandering around the grounds, you will come across the entire skeleton of an elephant, bear skins, tiger skins, skulls of unidentifiable creatures, reptile skins, furs and bizarre furniture created from the bones of exotic animals. Peer into the strange chasm of what looks like a black submarine and you will see what looks like a torture chamber. Feeling uneasy? Just a little.

Thawan Duchanee’s unusual style is quickly gaining recognition and he is now considered a Thai National Artist. He certainly has his own unique style and the project ‘Baan Daam’ is ongoing. More of his bold artwork can be seen in the shop at the entrance to the house grounds – here you can pick up a postcard or a crocodile handbag as a souvenir!

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