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.
Explore what Chiangmai has to offer through this showcase of inspiring handmade products.
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.
Nussara Tiengkate is a textile historian, weaver and designer. Originally from Bangkok, she discovered Mae Cham village back in the 1980s and fell in love with the local weaving community there.
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.
A graduate of Chiang Mai University’s Faculty of Fine Arts, Punphaya Muenchamnan has had a deep interest in the tradition of basketry in Thai culture.
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).