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.

Hearts Collection

Hearts Collection

by Siam Phompratan

Sakon Handbag

Sakon Handbag

by Hand By Boon

Butterfly Ring

Butterfly Ring

by Prem

Thai Herbal Massage Balls

Thai Herbal Massage Balls

by Arun Thai Natural

Lemon Green Glaze

Lemon Green Glaze

by Mengrai Kilns

Liquid Castile Soap

Liquid Castile Soap

by SABU-SABU

Newspaper Soap Bars

Newspaper Soap Bars

by SOAP-n-SCENT

Hand-Milled Soap-on-a-Rope

Hand-Milled Soap-on-a-Rope

by SOAP-n-SCENT

Puang Tong Silk Brocade

Puang Tong Silk Brocade

by Pensiri Thai Silk

Soap Jar

Soap Jar

by SOAP-n-SCENT

Leaves Collection

Leaves Collection

by Wongpitak

Cattleya Vine Choker

Cattleya Vine Choker

by Siam Royal Orchid Co.,Ltd

Summer Dress

Summer Dress

by Studio Naenna

Stripy Handbag

Stripy Handbag

by Hand By Boon

Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas

by By Hands

Black Vase Collection

Black Vase Collection

by Prempracha’s Collection

Peppercorn & Lychee Chokers

Peppercorn & Lychee Chokers

by Siam Royal Orchid Co.,Ltd

James the Monkey

James the Monkey

by Kids Fusion

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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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.

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.

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.

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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