Chiang Mai is the centre of handicrafts with a variety of antiques, silver jewellery,
and embroidery, Thai silks and cottons, basketry, celadon, silverware, furniture,
lacquer ware, woodcarvings and parasols. Major Chiang Mai products include:
Cottons & Silks
Umbrellas/ Parasols - These are inextricably associated with Bo Sang where villagers
have been engaged in their manufacture for at least 200 years. All materials, silks,
cottons, Sa paper (manufactured from the bark of the mulberry tree) and bamboo are
produced or found locally.
Silverware - Traditional skills and a guaranteed content of at least 92.5% pure silver
invest bowls, receptacles and decorative items.
Lacquer ware - This decorative are enhanced items made of wood, bamboo, metal, paper
and baked clay, as receptacles, ornaments and various souvenirs.
Furniture/ Woodcarving - Major woods and materials include teak, rosewood and rattan.
Items may be unadorned or, especially with teak and rosewood, carved in traditional
or modern designs. Woodcarving is a traditional northern Thai art featured in numerous
temples. In recent years, woodcarving has increasingly embellished furniture, gracing
screens, chairs, tables, beds, figurines, carved elephant indeed anything bearing
a wooden surface large enough to be carved.
Hill Tribe Products - These include silver ornaments, such as bracelets, necklace,
pendants and pipes of intricate design, and embroidered items including tunics, jackets,
bags, purses, caps and dress lengths.
Gold Plated Orchids & Butterflies - Orchids and butterflies are preserved and plated
with 24-carat gold to create unusual gift items such as necklace pendants, hairpins
Pottery - Chiang Mai is the major centre of Thailand's pottery industry. Prized
items include high-fired celadon which is produced in many forms, including dinner
sets, lamp bases and decorative items.
Sa (Mulberry) Paper Products - Chiang Mai is also famous for its Sa paper products
a handmade, multi-purpose natural fibre. Sa products that come in different, distinctive
designs include cards, notebooks, stationery, boxes, bags, photo frames, lanterns,
gift wrapping paper, etc.
Local Products of Interest around the Province of Chiang Mai.