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TAT to host “The Passage of Thai Fabric, Thailand’s Pride and Prestige: A Tribute to Her Majesty the Queen”


The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is organizing a special event “The Passage of Thai Fabric, Thailand’s Pride and Prestige: A Tribute to Her Majesty the Queen” to celebrate the auspicious occasion of Her Majesty the Queen’s 84th birthday, with an aim to promote cultural tourism through the display of unique textile designs that tell of their different stories.
Polpat Asavaprapha from ASAVA
Phisit Jongnarangsin from Tube Gallery
Saksit Pisalasupongs from Tube Gallery
Saksit Pisalasupongs and Phisit Jongnarangsin from Tube Gallery
Chai Jiamkittikul from Chai Gold Label
Prapakas Angsusingh from Hook’s
Pupawit Kritpolnara from ISSUE

“Thai fabric” is a local handicraft product that tells of the history, belief, religion, culture, tradition and way of life of the people in each region – through textile designs such as Thai pattern, geometric pattern, local animal pattern, and local flower pattern, as well as pattern with symbols of communities. Weaving is, therefore, an essential part of the culture and way of life of the people across the country that has been passed down from generation to generation, and thus has become a cultural inheritance and a part of the Thai identity. TAT is organizing an event “The Passage of Thai Fabric, Thailand’s Pride and Prestige: A Tribute to Her Majesty the Queen” in recognition to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s continuous contributions to the conservation, development, and promotion of Thai fabrics to make them widely known and accepted in the international community. TAT also aims to encourage cultural tourism and travels to weaving communities in each region – where different cultures and ways of life are woven into beautiful designs – for tourists to enjoy the beauty of local cultures and attractions.
     Highlights of the event include fashion shows from five renowned brands, whose people are committed to conserving and developing the beauty of Thai silk, including Polpat Asavaprapha from ASAVA, Saksit Pisalasupongs and Phisit Jongnarangsin from Tube Gallery, Chai Jiamkittikul from Chai Gold Label, Prapakas Angsusingh from Hook’s, and Pupawit Kritpolnara from ISSUE. In addition, the event also features fashion shows from 15 new designers selected from reputable institutions in fashion design across the country who have been inspired by the elegance of Thai fabrics. The Thai fabrics that will be showcased at the event are local silks with exceptional characteristics and patterns such as the Lai Nam Lai (‘water-flowing’) pattern from Nan province, Mudmee pattern from Lopburi province, the indigo-dyed pattern from Sakon Nakhon province, the Hole pattern and the Um Prom pattern from Surin province, and the Pumriang textile pattern from Surat Thani. The entire stunning fashion show will take place on August 20, from 18.30 to 20.30 hours at Parc Paragon on the second floor of Siam Paragon. 
     Following is an exhibition that showcases silks from five leading silk production centers in Thailand, a demonstration of silk-weaving techniques, and suggested tourist routes to the silk production centers in each region and nearby tourist attractions. The routes are suggested in order to encourage more travels to visit and explore much more about silk production techniques and the local way of life. Local handicraft products and representatives of the production centers will be available at the exhibition for visitors to buy products and/or have a business talk as well. The exhibition will take place on August 20 – 21, on the second floor of Siam Paragon.
      In addition, TAT will further organize an exhibition of Thai silks from the five production centers for any persons interested in such handicraft products to have another chance to enjoy them. This exhibition will be held on the first floor of Plearnary Mall on August 23 – 28.
     In organizing these events, TAT has received sponsorship from Siam Paragon and Plearnary Mall.