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Mae Hong Son Folk Arts & Handicrafts Centre
(Established 1984 by appointment to Her Majesty the Queen)

(ศูนย์ศิลปาชีพแม่ฮ่องสอน ในพระบรมราชินูปถัมภ์)
Since its foundation in 1984 the centre has provided
materials and a place where experiences teachers can
train hill-tribe villagers in weaving, rattan wickerwork
and silverware making. This has helped to preserve
traditional household arts and crafts and to give hill-tribe
people a chance to increase their incomes by providing
a place to display and sell their products. The centre
is thus helping to conserve trees and forests, thereby
preserving natural beauty and a green environment.

The centre has promoted sewing and hand-weaving using natural dyed yarns.
These environmentally friendly materials
have been produced in styles and colors
that have been passed down from generation
to generation. Long established methods
are also followed in the production of
delicate artefacts made of pure silver.

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Village basketry skills have been applied to making
wickerwork baskets of both traditional and innovative
design. Similar techniques are used in the production
of rattan furniture, which has been rated as some of
the best in the country.

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The centre combines traditional
designs and materials into products
that make attractive souvenirs and
gifts. By buying them you will be
helping to preserve the unique crafts
of the region.

Mae Hong Son Folk Arts & Crafts Centre
Khun Lompraphas Rd.,
Tambon Chong Kham, Muang District,
Mae Hong Son 58000

Tel. (053) 611-244
Open Monday - Saturday
08.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Note : The new Handicrafts Centre
is under-construction at the same location.

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Since : July 21, 2001