Thai silk, cotton,nielloware,silverware,bronzeware, pottery and celadon, pewter, precious stones, finished jewellery and a dazzling range of folk handicrafts make memorable gifts and souvenirs. International standard ready-made sportswear and leisurewear is inexpensive and quality tailors and dressmakers offer reliable 24-hour service in Bangkok and major tourist destination.
Thailand is one of the world's leading manufacturers of ready-to-wear clothing. Fashion boutiques are found in every shopping mall, while cheaper clothing such as T-shirts and jeans are available at bargain prices from street vendors. Custom tailoring is also very affordable and tailors can produce or copy most styles in just a few days. Read more
Thai Silk & Cotton
Thai silks are famous worldwide, thanks in part to efforts by Jim Thompson, the Support Foundation of H.R.H. Queen Sirikit and the many small factories that actively support the continued existance of age-old weaving and dying techniques. Interioir and fashion designers are finding exciting new applications for the many distinctive regional weaves and patterns. Read more
Arts, Crafts and Hill-Tribe Artifacts
Most Thai handicrafts are produced in the Nort Thailand with Chiang
Mai offering the visitors the biggest choice of goods. The Chiang
Mai Night Bazaar sells everything from lacquerware to teak furniture
and you will need several hours to see the shops on San Kamphaeng
Road (Highway 1006).
Wood, Bamboo, Furniture
For centuries, houses, temples and even drainage pipes were built from wood. Nowadays, Thailand's innovative artisans use renewable natural resources to make furniture and decorative items. From fast growing hardwood trees such as mango and coconut come cabinets (modeled on ancient manuscript chests) and tables, lathe-turned vases, serving trays, kitchen utensils and chopsticks (to name few of the myriad items). Read more
Gold, silver, brass and bronze look more beautiful than ever! Along
with all the highly valued traditional hammered silver items (from
miniature animals to bowls and trays), repousse accents are now
creating modern accents on countless decorative items, including
seashell ashtrays, wood picture frames and silk bolsters. Read
It's an exciting time to shop for gems and jewelry in Thailand.
As the gem cutting center of the world, Thailand is ideally placed
to offer both the latest in high-quality fashion gems along along
with the ever-popular classics. Recent advances in stone cutting
techniques have created a global market for local designs. Read
Thailand jewelry is popular worldwide. The jewellery industry in
Thailand has developed from a group of small family owned jewelry
shops. Thailand's jewelry crafters set gems stones in gold, silver
and even platinum.Thai jewelry tends to be large and expressive,
with a superb detailing.
Earthenware vessels have existed on Thai soil since the prehistoric Ban Chiang period. Sukhothai potters first produced the typically monochromatic celadon stoneware in the 12th century. The flamboyant multicolored bencharong originated some two hundred years later. Read more
Thai, Chinese, Burmese and Khmer antiques are excellent buys. There is an export ban on certain pieces, particularly Buddha images. Other pieces may require an export license, but any reputable dealer will be able to advise on restrictions and any necessary documentation. Read more
This art form in Thailand originated from the temples where religious objects such as Buddha images and pulpits were finely carved. Royal regalia for the court and household objects used by the nobility were also decorated with carving in temple buildings, the doors, shutters, gables and triangular brackets supporting the overhanging roofs were often intricately carved with animal and plant motifs.
Practiced in the South for hundreds of years, nielloware is the
craft of decorating gold and silver objects with delicate etched
designs filled with a metal ware. Nielloware trays, boxes, vases
and other items are some of our best buys.
A specialty of Chiang-Mai and the north, this craft involves coating
split bamboo or wood with lacquer, then adding intricate hand-painted
designs typically gold-on-black lacquer or yellow and green on a
red brown background. Look out for lacquerware bowls, boxes, trays
and other items for decoration or for souvenirs. Read more
Thailand is famous for huge variety of orchids and their magnificent colours and durable beauty make them a popular purchase. Specially packaged flowers, complete with water supply, are easily transported and can be conveniently purchased at Bangkok International Airport . Read more
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