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Teen Tok Handicrafts Centre

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Cross the bridge and take the lane leading left out of town to find the interesting Teen Tok (or Jok) Handicraft Centre, where you can find out more about teen tok, the local Tai Yuan weaving style.

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The technique employed in this style is unique to Thailand and is basically a combination of weaving and embroidery on the loom.

The Thailand-wide renown of Mae Chaem sarongs and fabrics far outweighs the size of the town, though weaving here nearly died out in the 1950s and 60s as cultivating opium in the surrounding hills proved to be a far more lucrative occupation. With efforts to eradicate opium in the 1980s, projects were set up under royal patronage to encourage traditional handicrafts including weaving. These days a sarong-sized piece of teen jok embroidery goes for around 2,000 baht, so it’s good to see this old handicraft is once again popular and profitable.

Even if you don’t want to buy anything, you can of course just visit the centre and watch the local women weaving. There’s also information and displays on the history and techniques of the craft.

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How to get there
The centre is a pleasant 20-minute walk past paddy or a 40-50 baht ride if you can find a mototaxi by the market.

Teen Tok Handicrafts Centre
Daily 09:00-17:00
T: (053) 318 3160 
Admission: Free

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