Grace, antiquity and a delight in the artistic absurdities of the decorative arts are the qualities that dominate any Thai exhibit-and the pavilion of Thailand at HemisFair’68 in no different in this respect. It is unique in other ways, however, for it represents the first display of Thai craftsmanship in the American Southwest. The nation that produces this artistry is a country rich in natural beauty, in physical resources an in an historic tradition that dates back to the 6th century A.D.” (HemisFair Guidebook, 1968)