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.

Kinyo Glaze

Kinyo Glaze

by Mengrai Kilns

Hand-Milled Soap-on-a-Rope

Hand-Milled Soap-on-a-Rope

by SOAP-n-SCENT

Lemon Green Glaze

Lemon Green Glaze

by Mengrai Kilns

James the Monkey

James the Monkey

by Kids Fusion

Lai Moo Hin Collection

Lai Moo Hin Collection

by Siam Celadon

Ikat Collection

Ikat Collection

by Prempracha’s Collection

Peppercorn & Lychee Chokers

Peppercorn & Lychee Chokers

by Siam Royal Orchid Co.,Ltd

Two Toned Tote

Two Toned Tote

by Suranat Leather Studio

Tawan Collection

Tawan Collection

by Trees Collection

Puang Tong Silk Brocade

Puang Tong Silk Brocade

by Pensiri Thai Silk

Lanna Art Collection

Lanna Art Collection

by Prempracha’s Collection

Stripy Handbag

Stripy Handbag

by Hand By Boon

Turquoise Glaze

Turquoise Glaze

by Mengrai Kilns

Hearts Collection

Hearts Collection

by Siam Phompratan

Soap Jar

Soap Jar

by SOAP-n-SCENT

Rocky Stream

Rocky Stream

by Bua Bhat

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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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.

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.

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.

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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