For centuries now, Thai craftsmen have been making exquisite handicrafts, and their works now adorn many homes all over the world. Thai handicrafts are known for their unrivalled quality, variety and value, making them highly sought-after souvenirs.
These products come from all corners of the country, with each region specializing on certain things. But the North has the most prolific of cottage industries, churning out everything from classic “khon” masks, baskets, colorful paper umbrellas, hilltribe knickknacks, teak carvings, silverware, lacquerware, silk — the list is endless.
The northeast is known also for its silk while the south for nielloware and basketry. The central region is popular for its jewelry and bronzeware.
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Whether they come from the north, the south, east or the west, these products find their way into the shelves of Koh Samui’s shopping malls and souvenir shops, so you won’t have to go far to find suitable souvenirs to take home from your villas Samui Island holiday.
While the range of handicrafts here is comparatively limited, some serendipitous browsing can yield a surprise. Real bargains can be found from the sidewalk stalls in Chaweng where you can find RTWs, silk clothes and accessories, leather items, ceramic wares, antiques, etc.
Silk is a very special thing to take home from Thailand, Thai silk being among the finest in the world. Among things to look for is mon khwan, the triangular cushion. Cushions are permanent fixtures in every Thai home. The Thais keep furniture to a minimum to allow free flow of space and air and the “triangle cushion” can take the place of a sofa or a reclining seat.
In Western homes, throw pillows and cushions are an essential part of any family room, for both practical and aesthetic purposes. Here, the triangle cushion has a thousand and one uses. People use them to prop themselves up in front of the TV. Triangle cushions offer cool comfort. Often they are ornately embroidered, with some even made up of beautiful brocades.
Very few countries in the world have so much to offer for souvenir hunters. They are a good buy not just for their quality but also for their price.
article and photo source: www.samuiexpress.net
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