Thai Traditional Basketry: Yan Li Pao
Yan Lipao baskets are made from a special kind of vines found in Southern Thailand. Yan Lipao weaving requires great skills, time, and patience. The products made by master craftsmen are elegant, sturdy, and can also reach staggering prices. The use of natural materials to create fine works of art reflects the soul of Thai craftsmanship, which rests on the understanding and respect for nature.
This documentary is a part of the “Traditional Crafts Series: Traditional Basketry” documentary, produced by the Department of Cultural Promotion, Ministry of Culture