Welcome to salahmade

salahmade presents the rich history, diversity and quality of the Chiang Mai craft industry. salahmade covers the different crafts sectors of Chiang Mai and surrounds, the craft maker, tools, people and their stories. We believe that knowing the story of a product makes more meaningful to the buyers. Salah is a Northern Thai word meaning skilled artisan. At the heart of the salahmade website are curated collections of products. The website also features further information about almost 40 craft makers and their products, a directory, photo galleries, videos, a map, and a news section.

Chiang Mai’s Craft Sector

Chiang Mai craft sector build on centuries of making craft items for daily, religious and other uses. Chiang Mai’s ethnic and culture diversity, it status as an education, Buddhism and trade hub in the Northern Region, the rich materials that are available for craft makers, led to Chiang Mai becoming a internationally recognized hub for craft in Southeast Asia. Recently, this was further recognized when Chiang Mai attained the “City of Craft and Folk Arts status by UNESCO. In the craft sector page, we highlight the unique products available by key categories and provide more information on key materials in our video collection.



Visit our “Reflection of time” and other collections

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Craft Communities

We encourage you to explore, visit the many craft communities

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Craft sectors

By sector, we feature dozens of craft makers and their products

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News & Events

Chiang Mai Design Week

The annual Chiang Mai Design Week will take place at the TCDC and various other venues across town between 8 December and 18 December 2018.

Chiang Mai Design Awards

The Chiang Mai Design Awards (CDA 2018) by Creative Chiang Mai will be awarded on 8 December 2018 at the TCDC”

NAP 2018

NAP is a craft, art, and cultural market that takes place every year normally beginning on the 5th of December”.

From handmade-chiangmai to salahmade

We wanted to give our website a new look and feel; an updated brand identity, bit more modern, yet professional and focused on the beautiful products, designs and stories about crafts from Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand. “Salah” in Northern Thai language means skilled artisan. For many Northern artisans, making craft is a form of living. We tell stories about the diverse crafts made by Northern artisans…

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daily craft selected shop is a shop by our partners, TCDC and NOHMEX, located on the 4th floor at MAYA Lifestyle Shopping Center near the well-known Nimmanhaemin Road. It brings together a curated and diverse selection of furniture, tableware, apparel and accessory, lifestyle products, stationary, and homeware.