Naga : cultural origins in Siam and the West Pacific / Sumet Jumsai, with contributions by R. Buckminster Fuller Sumēt Chumsāi Na ʻAytthayā, 1939- (1988)
This book presents Naga : cultural origins in Siam and the West Pacific. Possibly no other region in the world
possesses as many water symbols as East and South-East Asia. Particularly in Siam, whether it is in ritual, literature, dancing, folk art, painting, sculpture, architecture, or town planning, a host of aquatic attributes underlies them all. The scope of this work is to attempt to explain these symbols while, at the same time, relating them to the origin of civilizations in the area.