Pa-Da Cotton Textile Museum is located in Chom Thong district of Chiang Mai.
The weaving centre was established by Saeng-da Bunsiddhi, the 1986 National Artist for Folkcraft, who regarded cotton dyeing and weaving as a labour of love and tried her best to conserve the art. Saeng-da died in 1993 and the museum is her legacy.
The uniqueness of this centre is that their products are hand-made cotton fabrics, woven with handlooms and dyed with natural herbal colours,
The museum was once a summer residence of Chao Kavilawong, a former ruler of Chiang Mai.
More people and students have visited this museum to observe the dyeing and weaving of cotton textiles. Visitors are excited when seeing they spin cotton by hand, thread after thread.
All the designs and colours used at the centre were developed by Saeng-da, herself. Originals are well maintained and used as samples by the weavers.
Pa-Da Cotton Textile Museum under the Saeng-Da Bunsiddhi Foundation is open daily during office hours. Admission is free. Call 053-361-231.
- Open days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
08:30 to 17:30
Pa-Da Cotton Textile Museum, Chiang Mai-Hod Rd., Sop Tia, Chom Thong, Chiang Mai 50160 Thailand
- Phone number
+66 (0) 53-361-231
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