Handmade Chiangmai

Welcome to handmade chiangmai. We present an interactive digital showcase of the rich history, variety and quality of the Chiangmai craft industry. With various industries represented our showcase features stories of wood, ceramics, textiles, paper, soaps & oils and metals. We explore the makers, their history and the communities scattered throughout the region.

handmade chiangmai is a partnership initiative of British Council Thailand in support of the Chiang Mai Creative City initiative, with Chiang Mai University CAMT, STEP and Nohmex as partners. We are always seeking out new partners and encourage craftmakers to enrich our community by joining us.

Featured Products

Explore what Chiangmai has to offer through this showcase of inspiring handmade products.

Butterfly Ring

Butterfly Ring

by Prem

Ikat Collection

Ikat Collection

by Prempracha’s Collection

Pikun Takai Silk Brocade

Pikun Takai Silk Brocade

by Pensiri Thai Silk

Giraffe Dolls

Giraffe Dolls

by Kids Fusion

Soap Jar

Soap Jar

by SOAP-n-SCENT

Peacock Handbag

Peacock Handbag

by Yardphiroon

Hearts Collection

Hearts Collection

by Siam Phompratan

Puang Tong Silk Brocade

Puang Tong Silk Brocade

by Pensiri Thai Silk

Turquoise Ring

Turquoise Ring

by Metal Studio

Sareekha Teapot Collection

Sareekha Teapot Collection

by In Clay Studio

Aladdin Chair

Aladdin Chair

by Don Designs

Thai Spice Scrubs

Thai Spice Scrubs

by Chevast

Black Vase Collection

Black Vase Collection

by Prempracha’s Collection

Lanna Art Collection

Lanna Art Collection

by Prempracha’s Collection

Tawan Collection

Tawan Collection

by Trees Collection

Stripy Handbag

Stripy Handbag

by Hand By Boon

James the Monkey

James the Monkey

by Kids Fusion

Profiled Designers & Craft Makers

Chiang Mai is blessed with a rich community of designers and craft makers spanning over generations of heritage. contemporary designers are evolving to include influences from all over the world, only adding to the richness. Here are some highlights from our community.

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Donjai “Mao” Srivichainanda

Donjai “Mao” Srivichainanda

Mae Rim Ceramics

A graduate of printmaking and photography from Chiang Mai University’s Faculty of Fine Arts, Mao furthered her education in England with a degree in product design from St. Martin’s Art & Design College. Upon returning to Thailand in 1999, Mao took over the family ceramics business.

Thitichai “Tor” Arkaraoilapin

Thitichai “Tor” Arkaraoilapin

Fai Sor Kham

Thitichai Arkaraoilapin is a highly respected textile specialist and guest lecturer at Thammasat University. His discrete shop, Fai Sor Kham, located in the heart of Wat Gate and characterized by a faded turquoise blue storefront.

Pitiporn “Palmy” Batpim

Pitiporn “Palmy” Batpim

Palmy

The recipient of a diploma in Footwear from the London College of Fashion, Palmy proudly displays her thesis project in the window of her charming shop. The young designer-cobbler combines style and comfort with a special attention to detail.

About Handmade Chiangmai

handmade chiangmai is a joint collaboration between the British Council and the Chiang Mai Creative City Initiative, represented by the College of Arts Media and Technology (CAMT), Chiang Mai University, the Technology Development Centre for Industry (TDCI), Chiang Mai University, and the Northern Handicrafts Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NOHMEX).

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