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.

Kinyo Glaze

Kinyo Glaze

by Mengrai Kilns

Ikat Creations

Ikat Creations

by Studio Naenna

Stripy Handbag

Stripy Handbag

by Hand By Boon

Coral Collection

Coral Collection

by Loyfar Collection

Lanna Art Collection

Lanna Art Collection

by Prempracha’s Collection

Giraffe Dolls

Giraffe Dolls

by Kids Fusion

Puang Tong Silk Brocade

Puang Tong Silk Brocade

by Pensiri Thai Silk

Newspaper Soap Bars

Newspaper Soap Bars

by SOAP-n-SCENT

Ikat Collection

Ikat Collection

by Prempracha’s Collection

Sareekha Teapot Collection

Sareekha Teapot Collection

by In Clay Studio

Alabaster Ointment

Alabaster Ointment

by SABU-SABU

Organic Silk Towels

Organic Silk Towels

by Piankusol

Black Vase Collection

Black Vase Collection

by Prempracha’s Collection

Leather Studded Cushion

Leather Studded Cushion

by Suranat Leather Studio

Rocky Stream

Rocky Stream

by Bua Bhat

Chedi Collection

Chedi Collection

by Kedtawa

Aladdin Chair

Aladdin Chair

by Don Designs

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.

Saroenrong “Joei” Wong-Savun

Saroenrong “Joei” Wong-Savun

Rubber Killer

Saroenrong “Joei” Wong-Savun transforms recycled materials such as inner-tubes of tires and car seat-belts into minimalist trendy totes and sleek messenger bags. His brand, Rubber Killer, first debuted at the Nimmanhaemin Art & Design Promenade in 2010.

Punphaya Muenchamnan

Punphaya Muenchamnan

Punphaya

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.

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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