crafts make the cultural heritage of this country
even richer, adding to the Thailand’s traditional
crafts reflect the ingenuity and the creativity of
the Thais and also illustrate the village life’s
Thailand crafts are so beautiful due to the natural
materials’ abundance such as coconuts, rattan, palm
leaves and wicker.
crafts are also a proof of the Thais’ inventiveness,
perseverance and elaborate design.
Chang sip mu is
the term that is used as reference to the 10
categories of Thailand crafts: plastering, painting, sculpturing, modelling,
casting, carving on soft and hard objects, lathing,
lacquering and padding.
You can see these traditional crafts at
the Thai temples and at the Grand Palace, to these ten
adding the silk and the celadon ware which are famous in the
world for their amazing lustre and beauty.
baskets, the silverware and the earthenware are true
expressions of the Thailand’s rich culture, art and
The Thais line up of crafts is impressive,
their textiles being one of the best in the world.
More, the products that have as base these textiles
make some excellent artifacts collections.
Impressive and spectacular collection of pottery and
earthenware are among the Thailand crafts as well as
the rituals and the customs which play a significant
role in the entire art of Thailand.
mango-weed and reed are used to make home decor article and
handicrafts, among the traditional Thailand crafts being the
articles made of woven reed. In the shops you
can see decorative products like the reed mats, with great
success at people from all over the world.
In the shopping malls and retail stores from
Thailand you also can buy products made of bamboo
like the bamboo bags and handicrafts included in
other categories, such as ceramic handicraft, casket
handicraft, monarch handicraft, egg shell handicraft
and black and handicrafts. There is also a special
category of Thailand crafts called Thai handicrafts
and which include: art pieces, antique art pieces,
wooden motorbike racer, paper handicraft gecko and
photo paper handicrafts. In the retail stores you
can find all of these things at very nice prices. It
is a known fact that the Thais are culture and ort’s
fierce patrons, producing many types of contemporary
and modern art and also patronizing numerous art
Among the Thailand crafts are the Khon masks which are very
difficult to make, maybe the most difficult technique off
all. The ones who make these masks have to own skills in
painting, gilding, carving, lacquering, sculpturing and
modelling. Also, before making the masks, they have to
perform a ceremony called ‘paying respect to teachers’ when
student has his hand held by a teacher and draws the ‘kanok’
for the student study’s auspiciousness. The ‘kanok’
represents the Thai decorative pattern. Thailand crafts can
be bought from places like MBK Shopping Centre in Bangkok,
Narayana Phand Store Silom Village, Chitralada shops,
Chatuchak Weekend Market or the River City Shopping Complex.