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.

Leather Studded Cushion

Leather Studded Cushion

by Suranat Leather Studio

Turquoise Glaze

Turquoise Glaze

by Mengrai Kilns

Thai Herbal Massage Balls

Thai Herbal Massage Balls

by Arun Thai Natural

Puang Tong Silk Brocade

Puang Tong Silk Brocade

by Pensiri Thai Silk

Lanna Art Collection

Lanna Art Collection

by Prempracha’s Collection

Peacock Handbag

Peacock Handbag

by Yardphiroon

Sareekha Teapot Collection

Sareekha Teapot Collection

by In Clay Studio

Newspaper Soap Bars

Newspaper Soap Bars

by SOAP-n-SCENT

Thai Spice Scrubs

Thai Spice Scrubs

by Chevast

Hearts Collection

Hearts Collection

by Siam Phompratan

Ikat Collection

Ikat Collection

by Prempracha’s Collection

Cattleya Vine Choker

Cattleya Vine Choker

by Siam Royal Orchid Co.,Ltd

Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas

by By Hands

Lai Moo Hin Collection

Lai Moo Hin Collection

by Siam Celadon

Indigo Blue

Indigo Blue

by Studio Naenna

Leaves Collection

Leaves Collection

by Wongpitak

Tawan Collection

Tawan Collection

by Trees Collection

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.

Sumate Phunkaew

Sumate Phunkaew

Classic Model

Sumate Phunkaew is a pioneer in haute couture fashion in Chiangmai. With a well established brand, Classic Model, founded over 25 years ago, Sumate’s designs embody a shift from classic Northern Thai style to contemporary.

Vorakorn “Noi” Wongwigayakarn

Vorakorn “Noi” Wongwigayakarn

Fai Ngam

Vorakorn Wongwigayakarn is a designer who specializes in hand-woven textiles in both cotton and silk. Making use of the weaving communities in Chom Tong, South of Chiangmai, Noi employs expert weavers to create custom textile patterns for him using the best yarns and dyes.

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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