The Development of Bamboo Basketry According to the Base of Creative Economy of the Thai Yo Ethnic Group in Northeast Thailand

  •  Bangchongsak Upphapong    
  •  Sittisak Champadaeng    
  •  Suchat Sookna    


The Thai Yo ethnic group have their great skill to make bamboo basketworks for household use and domestic distribution but for international distribution they should develop their products. This research suggests the ways to develop the products. A qualitative research was applied to the research and research data was gathered by means of a document analysis and a field study. Research areas were selected by a purposive sampling in the area of 3 provinces located in the northeast Thailand consisting of Kalasin, Sakon Nakhon, and Nakhon Phanom. Findings indicated that a majority of Thai Yo village located in the locations where were near water resources and bamboo basketworks but the difficulties were they just mastered making them in the old way and the products they made could not respond various requirements of customers, and those products needed an improvement. The six aspects used for developing the products were these: 1) balance, 2) proportion, 3) harmony, 4) contrast, 5) rhythm and 6) emphasis. These aspects gathered from opinions of persons concerned within a concept of creative economy.The six models of bamboo basketworks were designed and made as the pilot models in order to guide the organizations concerned for developing their bamboo basketwork products to quality products.

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