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.

Giraffe Dolls

Giraffe Dolls

by Kids Fusion

Two Toned Tote

Two Toned Tote

by Suranat Leather Studio

Indigo Blue

Indigo Blue

by Studio Naenna

Organic Silk Towels

Organic Silk Towels

by Piankusol

Turquoise Glaze

Turquoise Glaze

by Mengrai Kilns

Tawan Collection

Tawan Collection

by Trees Collection

Puang Tong Silk Brocade

Puang Tong Silk Brocade

by Pensiri Thai Silk

Cattleya Vine Choker

Cattleya Vine Choker

by Siam Royal Orchid Co.,Ltd

Leather Studded Cushion

Leather Studded Cushion

by Suranat Leather Studio

Black Vase Collection

Black Vase Collection

by Prempracha’s Collection

Chedi Collection

Chedi Collection

by Kedtawa

Ikat Creations

Ikat Creations

by Studio Naenna

Liquid Castile Soap

Liquid Castile Soap

by SABU-SABU

Ikat Collection

Ikat Collection

by Prempracha’s Collection

Aladdin Chair

Aladdin Chair

by Don Designs

Owl Bag

Owl Bag

by Yardphiroon

Lanna Art Collection

Lanna Art Collection

by Prempracha’s 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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Archan “Maek” Naksorn

Archan “Maek” Naksorn

Niramis Design Community

Archan Naksorn believes in the power of networking and as one of the core members of Niramis Design Community, instills this belief in its’ members.

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.

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.

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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