More than 1,000 pieces of uniquely Thai clothing and fabrics went on display as the Chonburi Culture Department and Pattaya Women’s Development Club opened the Knowledge of Thais exhibition at the Naowarat Textile Museum.
Chonburi Gov. Khomsan Ekachai and Khun Naowarat Khakhai joined and opened the “Vijitra Phusa Gnamlam Ka” exhibition at the Pattaya museum Aug. 25.
The display showcases a variety of Thai clothing made with numerous materials like silk, cotton and others. There are over 1,000 pieces on display featuring styles and techniques from all of Thailand’s four regions.
The museum, located across the street from Royal Garden Plaza on Pattaya Second Road, also will serve as an educational center where people can study the process of clothes making, textile arts and how much effort goes into each piece.
Khomsan said the two organizations founded the center to allow people to witness the knowledge of Thais, especially relating to clothing that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
The objective was to create a new tourist attraction focusing on showcasing Thai culture to foreign visitors and responding to the government’s policy to promote cultural tourism.