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Creative Thai Products as Gifts for Mothers in Celebration of National Mothers Day

8 August 2015

August each year is a special month for Thai people, as many activities are held to celebrate Her Majesty the Queens birthday anniversary.
 
Her Majestys birthday, 12 August, is observed as National Mothers Day in honor of Her Majesty, who is recognized as Mother of the Land.
 
In order to celebrate this special occasion this year, the Government is holding a fair where people will get a unique opportunity to buy some of the countrys most creative, indigenously-made products specially designed to be used as gifts for all mothers everywhere.
 
Organized jointly by the Secretariat of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Industry, the fair, entitled "Creative Industry: Gifts for Moms, takes place between 3 and 23 August 2015 at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem, near Government House in Bangkok. It opens daily during the period, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
 
Visitors will be offered a variety of Thai products, which combine local traditions and wisdom-based craftsmanship. Innovative designs make these products perfect for household use, souvenir and gift items, as well as industrial use.
 
The Government has invited members of the public to visit the fair, which is also arranged to help in the marketing of small traders and to create confidence among the public in the high standards of Thai products.
 
In addition to the consumer sales areas, the fair features an exhibition of the Foundation for the Promotion of Supplementary Occupations and Related Techniques, known in short as the SUPPORT Foundation, established by Her Majesty the Queen.
SUPPORT products are also put on sale and on show at the fair.
 
The SUPPORT Foundation came into being following Her Majestys frequent visits to rural areas of the country to obtain first-hand information about local people. She noticed farmers difficult living conditions and found that their fine craftsmanship in arts and crafts should be preserved for future generations. She also wanted to see farmers engaged in supplementary occupations to earn more income and spend time fruitfully.
 
The primary objective of SUPPORT is to form womens groups and provide them with equipment, materials, and training in cottage industries.
 
With sufficient training, farmers are able to produce high-quality crafts. Most of the crafts are indigenous to the areas where the projects have been set up and use locally available raw materials. Among craft skills trained by SUPPORT are basketry, silk weaving, gold and silver ware, drawing and painting, hand embroidery, artificial flower making, dressmaking, and woodcarving. SUUPORT handicrafts have received a major boost and they now have numerous admirers both within and outside the country.






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