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.

Two Toned Tote

Two Toned Tote

by Suranat Leather Studio

Pikun Takai Silk Brocade

Pikun Takai Silk Brocade

by Pensiri Thai Silk

Soap Jar

Soap Jar

by SOAP-n-SCENT

Aladdin Chair

Aladdin Chair

by Don Designs

Leaves Collection

Leaves Collection

by Wongpitak

Kinyo Glaze

Kinyo Glaze

by Mengrai Kilns

Peacock Handbag

Peacock Handbag

by Yardphiroon

Tawan Collection

Tawan Collection

by Trees Collection

Number 1 Rug

Number 1 Rug

by Bua Bhat

Coral Collection

Coral Collection

by Loyfar Collection

Sakon Handbag

Sakon Handbag

by Hand By Boon

Leather Studded Cushion

Leather Studded Cushion

by Suranat Leather Studio

Giraffe Dolls

Giraffe Dolls

by Kids Fusion

Sareekha Teapot Collection

Sareekha Teapot Collection

by In Clay Studio

Hearts Collection

Hearts Collection

by Siam Phompratan

Liquid Castile Soap

Liquid Castile Soap

by SABU-SABU

Turquoise Ring

Turquoise Ring

by Metal 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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Nussara “Nut” Tiengkate

Nussara “Nut” Tiengkate

Nussara

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 “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.

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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