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.

Number 1 Rug

Number 1 Rug

by Bua Bhat

Organic Silk Towels

Organic Silk Towels

by Piankusol

Rocky Stream

Rocky Stream

by Bua Bhat

Summer Dress

Summer Dress

by Studio Naenna

Leather Studded Cushion

Leather Studded Cushion

by Suranat Leather Studio

Indigo Blue

Indigo Blue

by Studio Naenna

Puang Tong Silk Brocade

Puang Tong Silk Brocade

by Pensiri Thai Silk

Hearts Collection

Hearts Collection

by Siam Phompratan

Kinyo Glaze

Kinyo Glaze

by Mengrai Kilns

Lai Moo Hin Collection

Lai Moo Hin Collection

by Siam Celadon

Stripy Handbag

Stripy Handbag

by Hand By Boon

Tawan Collection

Tawan Collection

by Trees Collection

Peppercorn & Lychee Chokers

Peppercorn & Lychee Chokers

by Siam Royal Orchid Co.,Ltd

Liquid Castile Soap

Liquid Castile Soap

by SABU-SABU

Black Vase Collection

Black Vase Collection

by Prempracha’s Collection

Newspaper Soap Bars

Newspaper Soap Bars

by SOAP-n-SCENT

Aladdin Chair

Aladdin Chair

by Don Designs

Leaves Collection

Leaves Collection

by Wongpitak

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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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.

Lamorna Cheesman

Lamorna Cheesman

Studio Naenna

Daughter of the highly respected textile historian, Patricia Cheesman, Lamorna has continued on in her mother’s legacy, managing Studio Naenna.

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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