Mae Patch finally reopened her office and showroom space in her home to visitors for the first time since the pandemic in June 2022. However, when compared to the longevity of the lineage of lacquerware makers from which Mae Patch originates, the closure was but a blip in time. Recognized as a national handicraft teacher since 2014, Patchara Sirichancheun (Mae Patch) says the Vichaikul family has been around since the time Chiang Mai was established 700 years ago.