Monday, July 20, 2009

Baan Tawai

Baantawai Village is the village of wood sculptures and wood-carved products made at Baantawai Village, Hangdong District, Chiang Mai Province under the present theme - Baantawai, the Amazing woodcarving village.
Talking about Lanna Kingdom or Chiang Mai province where Doi Suthep, Doi Inthanon and the Night Bazaar etc. are well known, there is the other place that people enjoy shopping very much. This is Baantawai village. Baantawai is the renowned source of fine handicrafts of Chiang Mai. It has created numerous wood sculptures and woodcarvings both for domestic sale and export with which Baantawai earned reputation as the village of woodcarving. Baantawai, Hangdong, Chiang Mai is best known for its wood sculptures and woodcarvings or wood-based merchandises because the handicraft products of Baantawai are meticulously hand-made with skilled craftsmen and its 40-year-long experience in wood sculpturing and Baantawai woodcarving expertise. Consequently, the name Baantawai has been disseminated all over the world. Therefore, it was awarded OTOP Village of Thailand by the Department of Community Development, the Interior Ministry thanks to the One Tambon One Product Policy in 2004. It was also awarded the first OTOP Tourism Village of Thailand from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. Here are some photos I shot for sharing, I try to shoot it in an "Artistic" angle.

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