By The Nation
The aim of this project is to conserve knowledge in up to 10 fields of arts and craft, such as basketry, woodworking, metalware, leatherwork etc.
The centre has been collecting information on more than 2,000 crafts from the North and Northeast since 2018.
Pornphon Akathaporn, SACICT director, said: “Access to this knowledge is limited as there are no records. Several pieces of information have also been separated without being categorised to make them easier to understand, and craftsmen have died without passing on their knowledge.”
Hence, he said, SACICT aims to conserve local art and traditions in the country and preserve Thai culture.