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Ban Rai Weaving Village article

Uthai Thani has several villages where weaving can be observed. About two hundred years ago, people from Laos, known as the Lao Krang, settled in the region bringing with them their weaving tradition. This cultural heritage has still been preserved unchanged until this day. Ban Rai Village still actively engages in weaving. It forms a secondary source of income after farming. Most of the weaving is done in cotton, producing items that are customarily used by the people of that area.


The superb quality of the weaving products from Ban Rai is confirmed by the fact that they won UNESCO awards both in 2004 and 2005. Most designs follow old patterns which have been passed on for generations. The inspiration for the designs are usually taken from observing normal daily life. Visitors can view every part of the weaving process and get to know what a weaver's life is like. And a wide range of handmade weaving products is available for your selection in case you wish to take some of the experience home.


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