National Geographic : 1961 Jun
Modern Industries and Age-old Handicrafts Mesh in Thailand's Progressing Economy Overwhelmingly agricultural, Thailand pushes establishment of fac tories and new methods. Shiny tractors at an experiment station near Bangkok help teach modern farming techniques to rice growers. Snowy crepe rubber hangs to dry in a government plant near Songkhla. Oily paint waterproofs parasols in a shop where craftsmen follow the traditional practices. Most Thai products are still made by hand. v- n unw1-_- - e .. onvE wo , a - nST n , F NATIn AI FnA pHI STAFF © N.G.S.