Art and Crafts


Thailand has a rich history of painting that can be seen by visiting any number of Buddhist temples, the interiors of which are usually adorned with murals.

Those who want to acquire works of Thai artists can find traditional and modern themes and can also customize their work with Thai artists. A common practice is to provide a portrait or photograph a Thai painter to produce an image on the canvas. These painters often can be found in popular tourist destinations like Koh Samui and Phuket

Thai wood carving :

The wood carving is a traditional art handed down from generation to generation since the Sukhothai era, over 700 years ago. Thailand have become expert in wood carving in four different categories: furniture, household utensils , decorative items and souvenir products . The teak wood houses were built by Thai craftsmen, throughout the kingdom have become experts in size from almost all kinds of high quality wood . The most skilled craftsmen outside Bangkok are in the northern provinces of Lampang , Phrae, Nan , and Chiang Mai.

 Thai handicrafts :

arte4The Thai handicrafts are among the most popular souvenirs of Thailand products. Many are small and inexpensive , so they are excellent gifts that are easy to carry . Thai handicrafts have survived generations of modernization through tourism. Most of the handicrafts produced in northern Thailand near Chiang Mai, which is the ideal place to buy those assets , although the street markets of Bangkok selling almost the same product range ( at slightly higher prices. ) Note Thai handicrafts that come in various levels of quality and some department stores and boutiques in Chiang Mai or Bangkok sell some exquisite handicrafts which consequently have a rising price.

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The Lacquer is a unique product of Thailand and is in boxes, trays, vases and other objects with numerous bright decor. The production of these items is a secular process that many visitors enjoy seeing both as buying finished products. The lacquer ware are flimsy wood or woven bamboo frames are covered with several layers of varnish liquid from the sap of a tree, flexible but firm make pottery. Intricate handmade designs, usually bright red, yellow and green gold are added during the multistep process. These unique pieces, created primarily in and around Chiang Mai, you can buy the whole kingdom.

Nielloed Thai:

Niello is a unique Thai crafts which originated in Nakhon Si Thammarat in southern Thailand, not far from Phuket. It is a technique where objects of gold or silver, which are then intricately engraved and filled with an alloy of lead, silver, copper, and sulfur are used. This process applies to items such as trays, cups and small boxes for tea sets.


arte3Thailand is famous for producing some of the finest products of tin in the world. Dishes, glasses, bottles and other assets consist of 97% tin and 3% antimony and usually decorated in relief with Thai themes.

Thai Dolls and toys

Traditional Thai dolls are typically inspired by classical Thai dancers, tribal minorities in the mountains and rural Thai farmers. The puppets are inspired by similar types of people as well as characters from the Thai version of the Hindu epic Ramayana, are also popular decorative toys.

Artificial flowers:

Artificial silk flowers, plastic or even soap are skillfully produced by Thai artisans and are designed to decorate homes or acting as clothing accessories. They are available throughout the kingdom.

Rattan and wicker:

  Rattan, bamboo, cane and reeds are plants that have traditionally been used to make furniture, baskets, hats, and floor mats in Thailand. Yan Lipao is a fern / vid from the south of Thailand, which is very popular for producing handbags, hats and high-quality frames. For simplicity and strength, these natural products have been popular among Thais for centuries and are still popular among buyers who visit today.

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Thailand Embassy in Mexico

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Phone: (+52-55) 5540 4551, 5540 a 4529
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