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Mai Khao Phuket, Thailand

Tel: +66 76 336 100
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Incredible Thai Crafts

Colourful, sensitive, subdued, bold. Thai aesthetic is a combination of these. Deck out your home with traditional crafts, antiques and more. Spice up your life with vivid silks or batik wall-hangings. Discover some best bargains in the marketplace, or visit a boutique for luxurious goods. Learn about the indigenous crafts that you can indulge in during your holiday.

Silk

Soft and vibrant, Thai silk is an incredible keepsake of your stay. Intricately related to Thai heritage, silk is the foundation for many weaving villages around Thailand. Raw silk is the cheapest, slightly coarser and often in a single colour. Or, invest in an ‘ikat’ weave piece, where each strand is dyed many colours, then woven to form a design. The best quality is found in tailor shops and boutiques. As for the markets, buyer beware! Some products are called ‘Chinese silk’, the code word for polyester. To avoid purchasing a fake, look closely: real silk strands have tiny bumps along the thread, whereas synthetic thread is factory perfect.

Batik

Throw on a batik sarong, the fun and laid-back accessory, perfect for a day along the beach. Batik is a local craft, dyed and produced throughout Phuket. The fabric makes a tropical accent in your home.

Ceramics

Many Thai ceramics are created with ancient techniques. Celadon is similar to jade in colour, ranging from green, brown or cobalt blue. The ‘Benjarong’ is a highly-detailed technique, mostly done on small pots. The technique was originally reserved for the Royal family. Check out hotel boutiques and showrooms for high-quality ceramics.

Bronze ware

Reaching back to ancient times, bronze was the metal of choice for artisans wishing to create permanent images of sacred symbols, such as Hindu deities, Thai dancers and elephants. Take a piece back home with you.

Lacquerware

The famous sheen of wood is only possible with lacquerware, and no shortcuts can be made.  Most is produced in Northern Thailand using traditional techniques. The gold and black colouring on jewellery boxes, household goo

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Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas

888 Moo 3 ,Mai Khao,
Thalang, Phuket 83110
Thailand
Tel:         +66 76 336 100
Fax:        +66 76 336 177
Email:     phuket@anantara.com

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