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Stucco Mom, Wat U-Mong Maha.... in Chiang MaiThe mythical creatures that inhabit a Thai temple are made of stucco. The sculptors who work with stucco prefer to use a traditional mix made out of lime, sand, sugarcane juice, straw paper and animal hide glue. Once pounded into a fine mix, the ingredients have enough malleability and strength to give the artists time to create works of fine detail. A good traditional mix should last for several centuries.

Though newer cement based stucco is much easier to make, it does not last more than 100 years.

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