Mae Chaem - 2015 Teen Jok Festival

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  1. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    The annual Mae Chaem Teen Jok festival to promote Mae Chaem's ethnic culture & weaving handicrafts.
    24-25 January 2015

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    A traditional local festival that enjoys support from all the local villagers to be a wonderful colourful spectacle for ethnic peoples.
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    The event is growing nicely & is certainly getting a little more modern & classy.
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    More coming..
     
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  3. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Mae Chaem is blessed with a mix Karen, Hmong, Lua & Thai people & they all participated in the event.

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  4. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

    Very Colourful!
     
  5. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Karen
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  6. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    LUA
    A hill tribe that you don't see that often, or hear a lot about.
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  7. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    KHON THAI -MUANG
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    A Hmong woman amused herself on the phone all the time
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  8. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    There were a couple of school bands with the kids having a great time enjoying themselves.
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    A group of warriors
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    Another highlight was the young fashion team with some interesting new designs using Teen Jok weaving & local materials
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  9. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    The parade ends up by the Thai Framers bank where there is a dais for the officials to watch dances plus present prizes.
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    In the grounds of the amphur district office a a showground for local villagers to present their weaving & products
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    Prize winning Teen Jok
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    Karen Weaving
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    Hmong Weaving - Handicrafts
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    Lua Weaving
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    There is also a display of traditional processes in weaving.
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    It's a big day & if by chance you get tired you can always get a massage at the show.
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    The show goes on into the night with bands
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    & a beauty contest
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    3 cheers Mae Chaem for a super festival presenting your ethnic peoples, traditions & culture.

    If you're looking for a more traditional experience of North Thailand, then check out the quiet metropolis of Mae Chaem.

    http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/showthread.php/40611-Mae-Chaem-a-meander

    It has some fantastic temples

    Mae Chaem Attractions

    Other GTR trip reports on Mae Chaem

    http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-mo...094-Re-mapping-towns-on-the-Mae-Hong-Son-Loop

    http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-mo...6003-Mae-Chaem-amp-Pha-Teen-Jok-Festival-2012

    Where to stay

    http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/showthread.php/33287-Mae-Chaem-Accommodation

    Where to eat

    http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/showthread.php/33286-Mae-Chaem-Restaurants

    Not sure where Mae Chaem is. Check out a GTR Mae Hong Son Loop map

    http://www.gt-rider.com/maps-of-thailand-laos-maps/the-mae-hong-son-loop-guide-map
     
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  10. Jurgen

    Jurgen Ol'Timer

    Fabulous, love the people's pictures. At first Mae Chaem does not seem a fancy place to stay ...these illustrations prove that this village can prove to be worth more that a short stopover along The Loop
     
  11. Johpa

    Johpa Ol'Timer

    Great photos from one of my favorite towns in the region. By the way the area around my house in Mae Rim and to the north has Lawa/Lua roots. Pang Hai (below Mae Khi) and Baan Kha (on the road to Prabaat Sii Roi) are both Lawa villages although they have largely assimilated towards Northern Thai culture with only the seniors still speaking Lawa. But Baan Kha has an annual festival celebrating their Lawa heritage. And the other name for the "Rock Tower" is Mon Long and is incorporated into local Lawa mythology.
     
  12. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer

    Great pictures..

    Love the colours.

    Cheers
    Brian
     
  13. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Picked up on a news item for Teen Jok in Mae Chaem
    From City Life.

    Rare textile discovered
    400 Year Old Teen Jok Sarong Found!
    CityNews – 30th July, Todsapol Phuanudom, Mae Chaem District Chief Officer, visited Ban Tong Fai, Mae Chaem, home of Teen Jok Textiles, to see two recently discovered 400 year old Teen Jok Sarongs.
    After an examination from the expert, the sarongs were calculated to have been woven during the Chiang Saen era.
    Juntima Robchana, the owner, stated that she is the 6th generation of her family who have owned the sarongs and that she has been offered over 1 million baht for them but she wishes to use use them in education and has refused all offers.​

    1 million baht has been offered for the piece, but no sale!

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    amazing stuff.
     

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