Chiang Mai, Thailand
About Gasalong TextilesSawasdeekaa from the Chiang Mai, the Rose of the North. Welcome to Gasalong Textiles. When I first moved to Northern Thailand over thirty years ago, I was amazed by the fusion of ethnic groups that dwelled in the surrounding mountains. The Karen, Hmong, Akha, Lisu, and Mien, along with the local Lanna tradition made this one of the most colorful and diverse places I had ever seen.
My appreciation for traditional culture led me to the local markets where I began to collect handmade textiles. From my imagination, I experimented in mixing these pieces in unique ways to create handbags, at a time when no one else was doing this. Now, with the help of my family, my workshop and my designs have grown to include many different products of the highest quality – bags, clothing, and home furnishings. Please enjoy the textiles that were lovingly embroidered in the mountains and thoughtfully designed in Chiang Mai