Lampang Rooster Bowl : Traditional Tableware design The Lampang Rooster Bowl Google Doodle celebrates the notorious Lampang Rooster Bowl (Ji Gong Wan, Ji Gong Wan , Ji Gong Wan ; Chaamtraaaik) the traditional design for tableware, featuring the black-tailed rooster, adorned with peony blossoms and banana leaves on September 12 2022. The durable and long-lasting kitchenware called the Lampang the Rooster Bowl’ is well-known across Asia that Thai government officially registered the bowl in the category of Geographical Identification product from Lampang on the day of this writing in 2013. This means that international trade law recognizes the high quality and reliability of rooster-shaped bowls manufactured in the Lampang region!
Lampang Rooster Bowl
The bowl of the rooster was brought into Thailand via China. The original artwork depicted the rooster symbolising dedication to work, while the fruit and red peony represented the hope of luck. Prior to World War II, Chinese merchants from Song Wat Road, Bangkok had ordered rooster-shaped bowls to sell as at the moment, the prices were small. In the Chinese-Japanese War, they were out of stock and prices were increasing; therefore, Thailand had the first producer of rooster dishes. It was the first manufacturing facility established in the Ratchathewi district in Bangkok owned by Hakka individuals. When the war ended, entrepreneurs made more bowls since the features of the bowl made it suitable for eating using chopsticks. Afterward, Thai individuals began using the bowl as noodles are served in this type of food bowl due to their sturdiness. Google Doodle is a celebration of the Thai recipe Som Tum, a spicy papaya green salad
Around the year 1957, Chinese individuals in Thailand began to build an industry and furnace within the Lampang region due to Kaolin’s availability, which is usually suitable for the creation of bowls for roosters in Chae-Hom District, Lampang. A few years ago, entrepreneurs established several rooster kitchenware factories within the Thai Lampang region. The region, which was brimming with clay-rich minerals was better suitable for the production of ceramic. When Lampang began to produce tableware featuring rooster designs the bowl was one of the top-selling items, providing stability and security to the locals of Lampang.
While Lampang continues to produce ceramic rooster dishes, only a handful of factories are able to afford the design of the rooster bowls that are characterized by the traditional design and the material which has led to the painted rooster dishes becoming an attractive collector’s piece. Since 1962, manufacturing started to use the technique of burning the bowls once and then altering the design to include a green rooster, with a blue tail and pink flowers in order to diminish the details. It has become extremely popular in the marketplace as a result of the effectiveness and strength that the bowl.
In 1963, the factory changed into the production of Japanese Crockery. Today, Lampang remains the sole area that continues to produce the bowls. However, it’s hard to locate the craftsmen who still use the original design, and the colors used to draw the rooster are expensive. As a result, people begin to collect and buy the original rooster dishes, which means that the cost of rooster bowls rises because of their rarity. The bowl of the rooster has been registered as a Geographical Indication (GI) product from Lampang, Thailand. The rooster bowl was first introduced in China more than a century ago by the Hakka people from Guangdong Province.
In the past 60 years, the first rooster bowl manufacturing facility was founded by Chinese immigrants living in Lampang. This white bowl with a peony, a rooster flower, and banana tree painted on the side, was proved popular and is now widely used in restaurants and household settings of Thai-Chinese. In the process, rooster-bowl production grew into a major business in Lampang where there are ceramic and pottery factories because there is a supply of the mineral kaolinite. Presently, Lampang has around 200 factories that produce rooster bowls. The rooster’s bowl has become an iconic symbol for the area and the chicken designs are a part of the bridges, road signs, and other significant structures within the province.