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The Best Arts and Crafts Stores in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Updated: 15 February 2018

Chiang Mai is world famous for its unique arts and crafts. Check out our list of the top spots to find those beautiful Chiang Mai–inspired pieces.

Bor Sang Umbrella Centre

Bio Sang is Chiang Mai’s famous craft village that specialises in handmade paper umbrellas. This local craft is unique to Chiang Mai and is the ideal place to see first-hand how these umbrellas are made and painted with their signature floral designs. Bor Sang is roughly a 30-minute drive from Chiang Mai’s Old City.

Umbrella Making Centre, 111/2 Moo 3, Bor Sang Village, Sankamphaeng, Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 53 338 195

Sop Moei Arts

If you’re in search of ethnic hill tribe arts and crafts head to Sop Moei Arts. This inspiring cooperative work with local hill tribe people, particularly the Karen from Mae Hong Son. Their Chiang Mai shop sells beautifully hand-crafted textiles, baskets and other easy-to-transport items.

Sop Moei Arts, 150/10 Chareonrajd Road, Watgate, Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 53 306 12

Supachet Studio

This cute little shop and gallery is run by artist Supachet who crafts figurines and paintings of rabbits and elephants. Often Supachat can be seen at work at the back of the shop and is always up for a friendly chat with his customers. In his store, you can buy his artwork on large canvas or on smaller bookmarks, gift cards, t-shirts and ceramics.

Supachet Studio, 2, 56 Rachadamnoen Rd, Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 89 950 1329

Studio Naenna

Studio Naenna preserves traditional weaving, dying and embroidery techniques. They specialise in indigo dying and even offer workshops to learn first-hand about the dying processes. Studio Naenna is a great place to pick up ethical and eco-friendly crafted textiles.

Studio Naenna, 138/8 Soi Chang Khian, Huay Keow Rd, Chang Peuak, Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 53 226 042

Nova Jewellery

Chiang Mai is famous for its beautiful high-quality silverware. Nova specialises in hand-crafted contemporary jewellery and even offers silversmith courses for those that want to try making their own unique pieces. Their shop is full of beautifully designed rings, earrings and pendants – perfect for a special gift for yourself or a loved one!

Nova Jewellery, 179 Tha Pae Road, Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 53 273 058

Thai Tribal Crafts Fair Trade

Thai Tribal Crafts Fair Trade is a one-stop shop for handmade hill tribe crafts. Northern Thailand is home to many unique hill tribe communities, each with different cultures and dress and design styles. This shop stocks everything from traditional costumes, accessories to home décor and more!

Thai Tribal Crafts Fair Trade, 208 Bumruang Rajd Rd, Muang, Chiang  Mai, Thailand, +66 53 241 043


Ginger is a colourful and eclectic Thai design brand that specialises in Thai-inspired kitchenware, furniture and other home décor items. This vibrant shop is a delight to peruse with so many vibrant colours and beautiful handicrafts inspired by local hill tribe cultures.

Ginger, 199, Moonmuang Road, Si Phum, Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 53 287 681