Hand Weaving Textiles : The Conservation and Development of Yok Dok Textiles’ Pattern of Lamphun Province

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Tuksina Pipitkul

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          The objective of this article is to present the conservation and development of Yok Dok Textiles’ Pattern of Lamphun Province. There are many case studies of The Art and Craft Textiles Center for Elders of Wat Ton Kaew, The Museum of Wat Ton Kaew, The Art and Craft Center of Pensiri Thai Silk and an interview with local textile weavers of the Dhamma Park Gallery of Lamphun Province. The observation and interview data were collected in March 2015. As a result of the study, It has been found that the conservation of Thai ancient textile patterns has inspired the Lamphun’s weavers to produce the character of their local weaving textile. The inspiration for their designs comes from fragrant flowers which were grown around temples. These flower patterns are related to the way of life, belief, and the principle of Buddhism. Besides, to develop the designs into the contemporary trend and to meet the needs of today’s buyers, the designers grab stories from surroundings and modern life blending with ancient wisdom. This finally led to the new design to go with the contemporary trend and at the same time conserve the identity of the humility of Lamphun people.

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[5] Paewpanya Surachate. (2015, 8 March). Interview by Tuskina Pipitkul at the Dhamma Park Gallery of Lamphun Province.

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