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.

Peppercorn & Lychee Chokers

Peppercorn & Lychee Chokers

by Siam Royal Orchid Co.,Ltd

Summer Dress

Summer Dress

by Studio Naenna

Coral Collection

Coral Collection

by Loyfar Collection

Turquoise Ring

Turquoise Ring

by Metal Studio

Chedi Collection

Chedi Collection

by Kedtawa

Thai Spice Scrubs

Thai Spice Scrubs

by Chevast

Leaves Collection

Leaves Collection

by Wongpitak

Soap Jar

Soap Jar

by SOAP-n-SCENT

Ikat Collection

Ikat Collection

by Prempracha’s Collection

Thai Herbal Massage Balls

Thai Herbal Massage Balls

by Arun Thai Natural

Alabaster Ointment

Alabaster Ointment

by SABU-SABU

Bark Tissue Guestbook

Bark Tissue Guestbook

by U.M. ThaI

Safari Collection

Safari Collection

by G-Create

Black Vase Collection

Black Vase Collection

by Prempracha’s Collection

Indigo Blue

Indigo Blue

by Studio Naenna

Hand-Milled Soap-on-a-Rope

Hand-Milled Soap-on-a-Rope

by SOAP-n-SCENT

Puang Tong Silk Brocade

Puang Tong Silk Brocade

by Pensiri Thai Silk

Leather Studded Cushion

Leather Studded Cushion

by Suranat Leather Studio

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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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.

Chris Chun

Chris Chun

Chrischunart

Chris Chun is an Australian mixed-media artist who has been living and working in Chiang Mai for 2 years. Chris’ love of color is instantly apparent upon setting foot in his technicolor studio.

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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