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.

Aladdin Chair

Aladdin Chair

by Don Designs

Turquoise Glaze

Turquoise Glaze

by Mengrai Kilns

Kinyo Glaze

Kinyo Glaze

by Mengrai Kilns

Cattleya Vine Choker

Cattleya Vine Choker

by Siam Royal Orchid Co.,Ltd

James the Monkey

James the Monkey

by Kids Fusion

Hand-Milled Soap-on-a-Rope

Hand-Milled Soap-on-a-Rope

by SOAP-n-SCENT

Butterfly Ring

Butterfly Ring

by Prem

Bark Tissue Guestbook

Bark Tissue Guestbook

by U.M. ThaI

Giraffe Dolls

Giraffe Dolls

by Kids Fusion

Peacock Handbag

Peacock Handbag

by Yardphiroon

Stripy Handbag

Stripy Handbag

by Hand By Boon

Black Vase Collection

Black Vase Collection

by Prempracha’s Collection

Pikun Takai Silk Brocade

Pikun Takai Silk Brocade

by Pensiri Thai Silk

Peppercorn & Lychee Chokers

Peppercorn & Lychee Chokers

by Siam Royal Orchid Co.,Ltd

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.

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.

Sumate Phunkaew

Sumate Phunkaew

Classic Model

Sumate Phunkaew is a pioneer in haute couture fashion in Chiangmai. With a well established brand, Classic Model, founded over 25 years ago, Sumate’s designs embody a shift from classic Northern Thai style to contemporary.

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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