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.

Organic Silk Towels

Organic Silk Towels

by Piankusol

Newspaper Soap Bars

Newspaper Soap Bars

by SOAP-n-SCENT

Lai Moo Hin Collection

Lai Moo Hin Collection

by Siam Celadon

Kinyo Glaze

Kinyo Glaze

by Mengrai Kilns

Aladdin Chair

Aladdin Chair

by Don Designs

Ikat Creations

Ikat Creations

by Studio Naenna

Lemon Green Glaze

Lemon Green Glaze

by Mengrai Kilns

Giraffe Dolls

Giraffe Dolls

by Kids Fusion

Thai Herbal Massage Balls

Thai Herbal Massage Balls

by Arun Thai Natural

Summer Dress

Summer Dress

by Studio Naenna

Sakon Handbag

Sakon Handbag

by Hand By Boon

Hand-Milled Soap-on-a-Rope

Hand-Milled Soap-on-a-Rope

by SOAP-n-SCENT

Leaves Collection

Leaves Collection

by Wongpitak

Leather Studded Cushion

Leather Studded Cushion

by Suranat Leather Studio

Peppercorn & Lychee Chokers

Peppercorn & Lychee Chokers

by Siam Royal Orchid Co.,Ltd

Chedi Collection

Chedi Collection

by Kedtawa

Thai Spice Scrubs

Thai Spice Scrubs

by Chevast

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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Siriwan “Aom” Lohacheewa

Siriwan “Aom” Lohacheewa

Things Called Art

Siriwan Lohacheewa, originally from Petchaboon, came to Chiang Mai to study fine art at Chiang Mai University. Earning a degree in printmaking, she worked as a graphic designer for a year before deciding that she wanted to go into business for herself.

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.

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.

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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