Contemporary Textiles for Urban Living – Patterns Derived from Thailand’s Lanna Culture


  • Jaipak Burapajatana Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, Thailand
  • Porsanong Vongsingthong Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand



Textile Design, Lanna Weaving, Tai Yuan, Tai Lue, Pattern Development, Contemporary Textiles


This research project aimed to establish guidelines to develop traditional woven textiles in the Tai Yuan and Tai Lue style which is a renowned heritage art form from Thailand’s Lanna region for incorporation into contemporary living spaces. First, the unique characteristics of Tai Yuan and Tai Lue weaving were determined by specialists. Their analysis revealed that the uniqueness of Lanna textiles were the result of the combination of weaving techniques, materials, colors and patterns. Secondly, a survey of preferences for culture-based textile products was conducted by consumer orientated questionnaires administered to elicit contemporary pattern preferences. This survey revealed that respondents preferred culture-based textile products made in a modern style with contemporary patterns. With these fidings of consumer preferences and the study of the characteristics of Lanna textiles the author designed new patterns and applied them to a sample collection of decorative products for living rooms.




How to Cite

Burapajatana, Jaipak, and Porsanong Vongsingthong. 2015. “Contemporary Textiles for Urban Living – Patterns Derived from Thailand’s Lanna Culture”. Journal of Urban Culture Research 11 (December):100-111.



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