November 29, 2017

Dear Friends of ThaiCraft,


Mainly for sustainability reasons, very sadly after 25 years the monthly ThaiCraft Fairs will end in December 2017. Our events on 2nd and 16th December will be the last.

However, ThaiCraft Fair Trade Co. will continue to...

October 31, 2017

Dear ThaiCraft Supporters,

Thailand demonstrates importance of Art & Craft as a living heritage for now and the future

This past month has been an extraordinary one for all Thai people as well as those of us fortunate  to be living here, even if for only a short stay. Wh...

July 21, 2017

‘Kong’, traditional Thai fish container from the Tai Dam village “Sa Si Moom” 
Traditionally used to put caught fish in. The lid is designed to stop the fish from getting out. Today, some Thai people use it for keeping money! 


May 22, 2017

[TH; Kan Krao (กันเกรา)/ Munpla (มันปลา)/ Tum Sao (ตำเสา)]

Tembusu is a large tree which is native to many countries in South East Asia including Thailand. For Thai people, Tembusu is considered to be an auspicious tree. The word Kan Krao, as Central Thai people call it...

May 22, 2017

Many Thais prefer eating sticky rice from this traditional container rather than a modern one. Why is that?

To answer, we have to look into the science behind it.

<see the picture below>

May 22, 2017

Do you know that Thai people think of palm tree as a very useful and versatile plant?

  • The fruit are used to make sugar or can be cooked in various Thai dishes

  • The fruit shell can be used to make crafts

  • The tree trunk can be used to build houses, make furni...

March 22, 2017


          Anyone who visited Thailand several decades ago may remember the almost ubiquitous, usually brightly coloured fish mobiles (not the phone type!) that were sold to foreign tourists, who were very many fewer in number than we see to...

February 28, 2017

From Japanese Association in Thailand Newsletter 「Kurungteap February 2017」 

タイ国日本人会 会報誌クルンテープ2月号

Original English text by Stephen Salmon   ( Japanese translation : Maki )

Copyright (text and images) is with ThaiCraft Fair Trade Co. Ltd.

This content is made...

January 16, 2017

Today, there are artisans who depict everyday life in the form of tiny ornaments. One such group is called San Fan (สานฝัน literally, Dream Weaving) who specialise in creating familiar Thai street scenes – for example food stalls and markets – in miniature. Here is a c...

December 7, 2016

The images are everywhere, particularly in the Buddhist temples and shrines, even if they have little to do with the religion as such.  But they are connected to the world into which the Buddha was born and a Thai wat without them would appear rather strange. What are...

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