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  1. Announcement of museums open date and time

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    We are please to announce that ‘Chiang Mai Centre Museums’ will be opened on 1st July, 2020.  During the first phase, the museums will be operated on Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 16:30 hrs and closed on public holidays. To prevent and reduce the spread of the Corona Virus 2019 (COVID-19), we kindly ask every visitor to comply with strict government measures. 

  2. ‘Evolution of Shophouses’ in Chiang Mai

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    สันต์ สุวัจฉราภินันท์. (2559). ย้อนอ่านสถาปัตยกรรมตึกแถวในถนนท่าแพ : เส้นทางของความทันสมัยเมืองเชียงใหม่. หน้าจั่ว, (ฉบับที่ 13)


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    The Mae Ping River Valley
    Traditional Textile Skirt with Lame Border

    The Pa Sin Tin Jok is a traditional skirt worn by T’ai Yuan women in Lanna, also known as northern Thailand. It is typically seen in the valley of the Maenam Ping and characterized by designs that represent local identity and heritage.

    The especially traditional skirts called “Pa Sin Tin Jok Kham” have elaborate borders into which strips of precious metals, gold or silver, have been inserted or were woven with spun gold or silver threads. This technique emphasizes the beauty and value of the weaving as well as the social status of the person wearing the skirt. For this reason, the Pa Sin Tin Jok Kham is generally reserved for high-ranking members of society who live in the city of Chiang Mai and its environs.

    The valley of the Maenam Ping presents a diversity of motifs the traditional culture of weaving. Groups may be clearly identified by the use of color and creativity in woven motifs. The unique expression of these beautiful, eye-catching motifs is basic to the structure of the traditional skirts. Motifs and designs develop in the village context from the work of master weavers. They skirts these women weave inspire other weavers to be equally creative.

    The Pa Sin Tin Jok in this gallery are representative of the skirts worn by women living in villages along the Maenam Ping River, running north to south in the province of Chiang Mai down to Lamphun province. Shows the creative diversity and use of these motifs in the unique Lanna weaving tradition.

    Traditional Skirts From The Mae Ping River Valley Exhibition
    Collected by Assoc. Prof. Kanta Poonpipat
    Current shows at Lanna Folklife Museum
    Opening Hours
    08.30 – 17.00 Tuesday – Sunday (Including public holidays)
    Close on Monday