4 Regional Thailand Traditional Dresses

4 Regional Thailand Traditional Dresses
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The term "clothing" refers to things that humans use as a body wrap. The dress code of each human race can be researched from Literature and history evidence In order to be a guide to know and understand the dress code which reflects the conditions of human life at that time


Northern Thailand

Northern people have their own spoken and written language. Also known as "Kham Mueang" is widely used in the upper north Tribute to the lower northern region, used to live with Sukhothai Ayutthaya makes tradition And culture resembles the central region.

The spoken language will look slow and gentle, such as ooh (speaking) you (yes) woo (traveling), good hot (miss). Northern dress The natives will dress according to their nationality in general.

The dress style of the northern people is an important thing That indicates the identity of each locality. For the northern areas or past Lanna lands nowadays, traditional dress is getting more attention. But because in this locality there are people of many ethnicities such as Thai Wan Tai, Lue Tai, Khen Tai Yai and influenced by TV dramas. Causing the traditional dress to be confused, therefore, the art and culture preservation working group Northern Institute of Higher Education. Therefore specifies the do not act in traditional dress of "Mae Ching Lanna" that

  1. should not use headscarves In the case that it is not the Tai Lue style
  2. Should not insert the sensitive flower until the head is full
  3. Should not use a cloth over the shoulder to drag the long tail. Or fasten over the belt And the draped cloth applied from Sarong fabric and "Tung" fabric should not be draped over.
  4. The striped pattern skirt is made of Laos style skirt. Should not be connected to the Thai lair


Northeast (Isan) Thailand

This dialect is similar to the Lao dialect. Which we often call it "Isan"

Northeastern languages ​​such as concave (speaking), zap (delicious), skew (angry), leading. The dress code is mostly hand-woven. Which is made of natural fibers such as cotton and silk

Northeast local fabric

Isan people consider weaving as a leisure activity after the season. Farming or freeing from other jobs. Each basement of the house is spread by loom and weaving cloth in almost every household by women.

In different ages will be inherited through memory and practice from childhood. Both patterns, colors, dyeing and weaving. Hand-woven fabrics are used for sewing, making garments, pillows, mattresses, blankets, and weaving. It is also preparing fabrics for marriage for young women. Both preparing for himself and the groom. It is also a measure of being a lady. Is the mother of the northeast woman. The woven fabric is divided into 2 types which are

  1. Woven fabric for daily use Will be a patterned fabric Because it is durable, it is woven with cotton and dyed as needed.
  2. Woven fabrics for special occasions such as ceremonies, weddings and dances. Woven textiles often have exquisite patterns. There are many colors

The tradition that comes together with weaving is the slowing down, where the women in the village gather together to create a fire, some silk and spin cotton. The male takes advantage of flirtation and chatting as friends. Sometimes, folk music such as harp can be played to pay the audience to interact with each other.

Because Isaan has many ethnic groups The production of local textiles therefore varies according to cultural groups. Southern Isan Group is a group of Thai people of Cambodian descent scattered in Surin province Sisaket. Buri Ram is a group that has weaving that is especially unique to one's self. There are colors that are different from the Thai-Laos group.


Central Thailand

The central region of Thailand uses the central Thai language that is an official language. Except for certain groups of people whose ancestors are Chinese, Mon or Lao Phuan Which has different language accents.

Dressing in the central region General daily dress Men wearing half-calf pants. Wearing a short-sleeved shirt with a loincloth and women wearing long skirt Wear short or long sleeved shirts.

Men in olden days, regime changes Popularly wearing loincloths. Wearing a white buttoned shirt with 5 beads, called "Rajapranet". Short hair beside the cropped cut to the scalp above the middle parting comb.

Women in the olden days changing the regime. Often wear a half-length sarong. Shrouded in the Ayutthaya period. Braided hair is a bun And wearing jewelry for beauty.


Southern Thailand

The southern region has a short, unique dialect known as "southern language" or "southern Thai". People in the Thai-Malaysian border prefer to speak Yawi or Malaysian.

Examples of southern spoken languages ​​such as fish (speaking), Roi (delicious), making jars (doing something), some locals use Jawi language because of Islamic religion Southern dress. This region has different costumes according to race. If Chinese descent is dressed in Chinese style If it is a Muslim will be dressed like Malaysian people.