is another famous product of the South, particularly in Nakhon Si Thammarat where
people have been making it for over 100 years. Yan Liphao is a climbing plant that
grows in damp places. The trunk is very tough and durable, so locals found a way
to make good use of it by making household goods such as handbags, tobacco boxes,
tea utensils, etc. Some pieces are encased in silver alloy, gold alloy or gold. It
takes around ten days to a month to make one item, depending on the details of the
design. The major Yan Liphao production spots are Ban Mon, Tambon Tha Rua and Ban
Na Khian, Tambon Na Khian, both in Amphoe Muang, and families in Fort Vajiravudh.
is an art that goes with the popular southern entertainment of shadow play. Thai
shadow play figures
have been transformed from those found in Java. The hands and feet of the figures
are fully movable
during performances. The hide used can be either raw cow or goat hide. Designs are
made by using
chisels of various sizes to make small holes along drawn patterns. The price of each
according to the delicateness and size of each one. Shadow play figures are now important
of Nakhon Si Thammarat and Phatthalung. Nakhon Si Thammarat city, in particular,
has plenty of
shops selling this unique product.
is a famous craft of the province and is well known since the old days. There are
two types; black surface
with white designs and black surface with gold designs. Nielloware of this province
is popular for its
durability and intricate designs by hand. The finished product is a bright, shiny
black object with beautiful
patterns. Items include rings, necklaces, bracelets, bowls, pedestals, and trays.
The best shopping
area is Tha Chang Road, behind Sanam Na Muang in the area of Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan,
Nakhon Si Thammarat Municipality, and the Tha Wang market area
Necklaces have long been the work of local silversmiths who can create gold, silver
(gold, silver and an alloy) necklaces.
are made from a kind of palm called Ton Pho by locals. The villagers of Ban Khok
Yang in Ron Phibun use their spare time to make the fans. The leaves are dried and
then woven into fans. Some are dyed into bright colours and sold at reasonable prices.
Kapho fans are well known and sold throughout the country. Fans in Nakhon Si Thammarat
can be bought at stores at Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan, souvenir shops on Tha
Chang Road and in Bowon Bazaar in the Tha Wang market area.
Brass ware can be found at the Suan Maphrao Thai- Muslim village behind Wat Phra