THAI BLUE - The traditional Thai flower and windmill on the vases in the Thai Blue series are humorous references to the Delft blue made by the same Thai producer. All the vases in the Thai Blue series are hand-painted with traditional Thai flower patterns that call Delft pottery to mind. The resemblance goes back 500 years, to the time when Delftware was invented as a cheap substitute for blue-and-white Chinese porcelain. Old traditional techniques and experimental processes come together in the Thai Blue vases. The master painters sign each vase in their own language. The windmill, a classic Dutch icon, constitutes a humorous reference to the blue ‘Delftware’ the same producer manufactures for the Dutch tourist market. Wonderable’s Thai Blue vases are the fruit of centuries of global trade and idea exchange.