The Woven Materials of Nan
are distinctively different in terms of designs and production
method from other localities. The most famous pattern is the
Lai Nam Lai which resembles waves or stairs. Other designs also
reflect the local artistic and creative skills. The materials
are used for making dresses and Tung, a type of pennant used
in religious rites, or colorful satchels. Such products are
widely available in town or production centers in rural villages,
particularly at Ban Nong Bua in Tha Wang Pha district.
|Nan is also noted
for making musical instruments
which include the Saloh, a violin-like intrument, ans the Sung,
similar to a guitar. They are used in bands which can still
be heard in certain restaurants
silverware, wood carving, and hilltribe
handicraft are quite popular with tourists. The leading
agricultural produce is the Som Si Thong (golden oranges) which
are of the same species as Som Kwiew Wan of the Central Plain.
Because of climatic differences, the local version is golden-skinned
and more aromatic. They are in season in December.