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The Weaving Village
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Operating day : All Day

Operating time : 08.00 - 17.00

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Ang Thong

The majority of Ang Thongs’ well known weaved products are from the district of Pho Thong where the houses are built aligned to one another along both sides of the Chao-Phraya river. There is the establishment of weaving communities, rattan products and also bamboo merchandises, including those of the districts Ongkharak, Bang Chao Cha, Bang Ra Kam, Phlap and Intha Pramun. Ang Thong weaving village is where bamboo merchandises are mostly produced for her majesty Princess Sirinthron once visited the village and had advised the locals to grow Si-Suk bamboo. It can also be materials for their local weaving industry, which in turn helps maintain the existence of this traditional handicraft. The produce of Bang Chao Cha district is unique in the neat patterns, which are of high demand in the market, and not being too traditional that it is also wanted in the international market. To this, Bang Chao Cha is considered as the model to all other villages. Patterns used in Weaving 1.The Lai Khut Pattern is basically a pattern obtained from a continued alternation of 1 hammer and 1 leash. This particular method is often used for the making of sacks, baskets and fish traps etc. 2.Lai Song is used for weaving sieves, sacks, and bamboo house walls. Lhai Song is a combination of Lai Khut and Lai Sam Pradit creating such patterns as Lai Luk Kaeo, Lai Di Kwum, Lai Di Ngai, Lai Dao Lom Duan and Lai Dao Krachai etc. 3.Lai Ta Lio could be called differently varying through regions for instance Lai Ta Chalom or Lai Cha Mu. This pattern is used for weaving bags and baskets. Lai Ta Lio is developed out of the fundamental pattern by adding diagonal hammers to create Lai Dokking, Lai Dok Chan, Lai Pikkun, Lai Ta Chalom etc. Developed Patterns are as follows 1.Lai Ba is used in weaving bags, baskets and sieves 2.Lai Di Dan used in weaving baskets and fish traps Lai Pradit are patterns created from the weavers’ imagination and they are Lai Kut-Ta-Mak-Ruk, Lai Kut-Ta-Tayaeng and Lai-Kut-Tokku for example. Value and Everyday Use 1.In agricultural society, weavings are very important to people’s everyday lives for they produce appliances, as they require out of their own knowledge and imagination. This allows people to recognize the value of things they create. 2.The use of weaved produce links to its psychological value. It allows people to highly value their own produce for they know all the processes before one object is obtained and makes the value things. 3.It reflects the resourcefulness and peacefulness of the particular society. The most popular weaved appliances range from animal traps, agricultural tools, and household equipment till spiritual necessities. The presence of these weaved products show that the area is packed with natural resources and the locals have benefitted from natures giving’s. People share and care, leading to the creation of individual morals and later developing in a peaceful community. 4.Weaving portrays society’s background, beliefs, folk practices and the change of traditions during a span of time; resulting in unique community produces.  

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