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  • BUSINESS

    Worming out of poverty

    Business, Chatrudee Theparat, Published on 03/09/2018

    » Ban Sompornrat has become well-known for naturally dyed silks and traditional Thai silk weaving. The village is located in Buntharik district, some 85 kilometres from Ubon Ratchathani city.

  • TRAVEL

    Thailand's Silk Road

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 09/03/2017

    » The slogan, "Phra That Kham Kaen, Sounds Of Khaen (Isan Flute), Golden Shower Flowers, Hub Of Silk, Phuk Sieo Rituals, Big City, Sirindhorn Dinosaur Museum, Thailand's First Olympics Gold Medal" belongs to Khon Kaen province. This northeastern province is a centre of fine Thai silk, with silk tours being the second most popular activity among tourists. To find out more, tourists should visit its major silk production source -- Chonnabot district.

  • TRAVEL

    Silk museum opens

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 12/03/2015

    » The Cultural Promotion Department has officially opened a Lamphun silk brocade museum at the house of Preechakiat Boonyakiat, an expert in silk pattern designs.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Weaving communities together

    Life, Published on 26/02/2018

    » More than a decade ago, no one in the northern province of Lamphun gave much attention to "geographical indication", a status that identifies a product with its specific origin. But today the province is renowned for the implementation of geographical indications, or GI tags, that can improve the quality of pha mai yok dok Lamphun, a well-known hand-woven silk brocade that has intricate and elegant designs.

  • TRAVEL

    Common threads

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 21/09/2017

    » The silk woven cloth village of Ban Sanuan Nok plants the most mulberry trees in Huai Rat district, Buri Ram. The fresh leaves are the food of silkworms and of the people who use them to enhance their cuisine, and a few of the leaves are even bigger than the size of an adult's hand.

  • TRAVEL

    The art of the craft

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 06/10/2016

    » When it comes to cultural attractions relating to Her Majesty the Queen's royal projects, the Support Foundation's Bang Sai Handicraft Centre in Bang Sai district, Ayutthaya province, may first come to many people's minds. However, the nearby Si Bua Thong Handicraft Centre in Ang Thong province is also worth a visit because you will be able to see the embroidery of khon mask dance costumes, the production of the rare pha yok (traditional silk brocades) and khon masks for the annual Royal Khon Performance there.

  • TRAVEL

    An enduring tradition

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 23/03/2017

    » Khamson Srathong, 78, sits comfortably in front of a weaving loom under her raised-floor house in Ban Phon village in Kalasin's Kham Muang district.

  • TRAVEL

    Queen's birthday celebration

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 07/01/2016

    » The Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles in the compound of the Grand Palace will host a variety of activities, including exhibitions, talks, workshops and cultural performances, from Friday to Jan 11. The objective is to celebrate the 84th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen on Aug 12. Tomorrow from 3-5pm, the event will be inaugurated by a fashion show entitled, "Thai Fabrics In The World Of Fashion", featuring clothes designed by six famous Thai designers.

  • TRAVEL

    Gearing up for tourists

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 08/03/2018

    » After harvesting season, rice farmers in the Northeast hold an annual merit-making ceremony to express gratitude to Mae Phosop (the Goddess of Rice). The farmers bring a portion of their newly harvested rice and pile it up on a temple ground for monks to bless.

  • TRAVEL

    Flowers power

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 07/12/2017

    » Until Sunday, the "Suan Luang Rama IX Flower Festival", one of the most famous flower festivals in Thailand, makes a return at Suan Luang Rama IX Park off Srinakarin Road in Prawet district from 8am-7pm.

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