Chiang Mai Home Handicrafts - Chiang Mai Thailand
Chiang Mai Sightseeing
Chiang Mai Home Handicrafts has long been known as Thailand's City of Handicrafts , and here in the North in the Sankampaeng District of Chiangmai is the heart of the handicraft industry. Many of Thailand's major producers are located here and you'll find all of the traditional crafts of the old days and the new in the shops along the Chiangmai - Sankampaeng Road.
UMBRELLA MAKING : Borsarng, on Sankampaeng Road, has been the traditional center of Chiangmai's famous umbrella and fan making. Here the handpainted wares are made of delicate "Sa" paper are available in more designs than ever before.
SILVERWARE : Silversmithing in Chiangmai began centuries ago along Wualai Road, an area still known as the Silver village. But today many of the silver markets are on the Sankampaeng Road. Traditional items such as trays, bowls, boxes and much more are made at the Sankampaeng sites.
HILLTRIBE CRAFTS : The people of the northern hilltribes produce fascinating cultural items of beautifully crafted silver, colorful embroideries, and handwoven textiles. Several shops on the Sankampaeng Road specialize in hilltribe art.