"I wanted to be a professor in the university or in high school and repay my obligation to my home."
"My name is Banlue Lueruang. I come from a family of farmers, but my parents changed their professions when I went to school to learn how to be a merchant. They opened up a small shop, which allowed them to feed us and keep us growing. I studied and graduated from primary school and high school near my hometown. My home province is one of the calmest of the north; I love its nature and scenery. But a change in my life had to come about, as I decided to continue my studies at the university in the Industrial Chemistry department of the science faculty. My grades were very good and I didn't even dream about handicrafts at that time. I wanted to be a professor in the university or in high school and repay my obligation to my home. I think that only those who graduate can raise this country to be healthier.
"However, life cannot be predicted and when I graduated I had to join the army for about a year. Afterwards I applied to become a professor, but the faculty couldn't receive any more professors. But I didn't despair too much. I knew I was going to find a job, and I wanted to learn more. The opportunity arrived when my friend invited me to sell cloth and candles at the market. He is very good at this business and I got to understand the market from this job. Unfortunately, my friend got a new office job and decided to work there. This venture had to end, but I already had something else in mind. Time passed and I began studying job training for the unemployed. During a ceramic course, I met the manager of a ceramic workshop. She invited me to her workshop and I agreed to work with her immediately. But later I had to change my mind again, as I didn't want to be a man working on a salary forever. I decided to leave and start my own workshop. It's hard work but I am very proud.
"I came across Novica when I was recommended by the owner of a workshop, and I have been making cushion covers, along with a host of other decorative textile items - wall hangings, table runners and bedspreads, among others - to sell on the website. My works are carefully made in every detail to achieve the best quality. I line the inside of my cushion covers for stability of form and endurance. The sewing is very good too. You will never see the seams, and I choose only the best cloth. The design is adapted from the ancient style to be modern, and can be used in every occasion."
Glyphs that evoke flowing energy mark the neck and borders of this long tunic blouse. The design is by Jariya Kakaew, who treasures the ancient custom of preparing cotton twine by hand. The brown patterns create a rich contrast against the black cotton....read more
This graceful sundress is a design by Thailand's Khun Koy. She selects soft, sheer cotton in pearly white, adding hand-crocheted lace to the neckline, straps and hem. Elastic at the back and a crochet drawstring below the bust adjust the fit. The dress....read more
The elegance of the ancient Thai kingdom of Lanna inspires this fashionable blouse. Designed by Jariya Kakaew, it is crafted of black cotton with a flattering V-neck and wide wing sleeves. It is decorated with cotton twine in shades of purple, brown,....read more
Delightfully feminine, this tunic by Khun Koy is crafted of chic black cotton. Delicate gray lace, crocheted by hand, adorns the wide neck and sleeves. The pleated smock blouse slips over the head and features pockets on each side.
COLLECTIONS FEATURING Women's Clothing from Thailand
Women's Clothing from Thailand
Novica's collection of women's clothing from Thailand features a variety of clothing waiting to join your wardrobe. Featured items are cotton tops, unique dresses, and skirts for spring.
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