Type: Gift Stores
While visitors to Thailand are often drawn to ethnic hill tribe crafts as souvenirs, it can be difficult to find genuine products that are actually made by villagers, not to mention the villagers... Read More
While visitors to Thailand are often drawn to ethnic hill tribe crafts as souvenirs, it can be difficult to find genuine products that are actually made by villagers, not to mention the villagers actually receiving some real remuneration for their labor. Lofty Bamboo is a wonderful gift shop selling native arts and handicrafts made by traditional skills and the outfit has a commitment to village self-reliance through Fair Trade. Trying to preserve local traditional arts skills in the face of modernization, Lofty Bamboo sells products made with Lisu and Karen hill tribe fabrics and textiles, Karen silver accessories, beads from Chainat, along with embroideries made by Muslim women from the villages. Lofty Bamboo has working relationships with several villages and their website is highly informative. Even if you aren't buying, the colorful products and excellent artwork and handicrafts are worth a look at just to admire.
265 Khao San Road
- Khao San Road's Best Shopping: "Find Lofty Bamboo on the ground floor of the Buddy Lodge building, look for the vintage red convertible outside"
- Best for Khao San Road's Best Shopping Because: For Fair Trade practices and keeping traditional crafts alive, Lofty Bamboo is a great store.