Monthly Archives: June 2011

Chiang Mai’s Hill peoples

At just over 700,000 people, Thailand’s hill tribe population constitutes just over 1% of the total population of the country. Most hill tribes live in the highland areas of the north, as well as along the mountainous western border with … Continue reading

Posted in Hill Tribes, People | Leave a comment

Tai Peoples of Chiang Mai

According to the National Statistical Office of Thailand 2003 Report, the population of Chiang Mai Province currently stood at 1,595,855, or just over 2.54% of the total population of Thailand, which numbered 62,799,872 at the time of the 2002 Census. … Continue reading

Posted in People | Leave a comment

Handmade silver jewelry and silverware from Thailand

Formerly introduced in Thailand by the Indian traders, the original techniques of silver ware and jewelry making have slowly evolved through the influences of various periods of art. Particularly in Northern Thailand – a cultural melting pot for over 1,000 … Continue reading

Posted in Arts & Crafts | Leave a comment