When we were walking through Chiang Mai I came across the most incredible store, owned by an english couple. They had artifacts and antiquities from all over thailand and surrounding countries. Interesting pieces of jewellery, traditional headdresses, smaller items found in the home, traditional garments and fabrics from ancient traditional garments. The wife had also cleaverly taken fabric from traditional garments that are falling apart and makes stunning handbags.
We bought a roll of fabric, a thick braid that was from the bottom of a traditional pleated skirt. Worn by mountainous people in the far regions of Thailand.
These garmets have the most incredible detail, in brilliant colours of fine silk and embroidery.