Thai people usually use silver to make various items such as daily necessities, accessories, and used for exchange. Thai silver mines have been imported from China during the Ayudhya period (1350-1569).
Features of Silver
Silver is a white hard metal elements that can be made into various thickness or shapes and can be molded. The price is inferior to gold. Thai silverware is folk handicraft that happened in Northern Thailand since Sukhothai era. It was handicraft made in the family, and then expanded.
History of Wang Lai’s silverwares
From the time of King Menglai's founding of Chiang Mai (1261), there was a legend of silverware making. Silverman from Chiang Mai palace passed on the technique to relatives. They then became famous silverman and expand silverware productions.
The history of silverwares in Nan province
In the time of the King Rama IV (1804-1851) silverware began to be used during establishment of Nan. During this period, silverman in Nan combined Burmese art together with local art, and Nan silverware became one of the most famous silverware in the northern part with unique patterns.
The history of silverwares in Nakhon Si Thammarat province
Niello silver inlay in Nakhon Si Thammarat is the most important and popular arts and crafts since ancient times. The product has finesse and genuine carving and made it be a royal supplies