The Ministry of Culture has supported Thai handcrafted fabric and clothing for registration as part of UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage.
The Ministry of Culture, in collaboration with the Faculty of Fine Arts, Srinakharinwirot University aim to promote Thai fabric to support local products and preserve national local wisdom.
Her Majesty Queen Sirikit the Queen Mother has long supported Thai handicrafts, especially clothes, and encouraged communities to produce their own cultural goods. This project is called Cultural Product of Thailand (CPOT), which encourages young designers to design Thai clothes with contemporary designs.
In addition, the ministry is motivating Thai researchers to develop and preserve Thai clothes in order to increase the value of products and customize handicraft clothing in target markets.
Khao Tao Weaving Group
Khao Tao weaving group is a local Royal Project initiated by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulydej and Queen Sirikit of Thailand in 1964, to give fishing families in Khao Tao a supplementary income during the monsoon season.
This began a tradition of locally skilled weavers, producing beautiful hand woven cotton and linen fabrics, which have become some of the signature products of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province.
The women weavers work daily with the finest cotton fibres to produce a distinctive quality of cloth that breaths, offering optimum comfort when worn in any season. The weaving group also distinguishes itself by weaving colourful floral print designs called Yok Dok. All fabrics are colour fast, non shrinkable and long lasting.
Contact: Tel: 032 572 351
Where: Drive to Khao Tao on Phetchakasem Road and turn onto Soi 101. After the railway crossing, carry on for 300 metres and you will come to the weavers work hall and shop on the right hand side of the road.