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Pin Kaew Jan (Kaew Jan Hairpin)

Updated 2017-03-17 14:03:42

Pin Keaw Jan Ban Phor Gonkeaw Intagon produced in Moo5, Tambon Tha Pha, Amphoe Mae Jaem, Ching Mai. This ancient hairpin has been made for long time; it is the folk wisdom for Lanna dressing since over 700 years ago. Pin or hairpin normally used in noble Lanna lady. The top part somtimes made of Ploy Sri Kaew, Brass, silver, or gold, depending on social status or living condition.  “Pin Kaew Jan” is the living legendary folk wisdom of Mae Jaem, forming in descending order of cluster with hand-made production is its identity. Although Mr.Gonkaew is dead, his house is always available for visitor because Khun BuaJan ang Khun Bupha (his daughters) are regularly making the hairpin. Moreover, his wife, Mae Suk, usually shows spinning of cotton thread to visitor. Also, there are goods from karen and Lua such as Pha Sin, bag, hat, and scarf, etc., prepared for those who loves shopping too.

Furthermore, Maejaem has many interesting arts and local craft to explore. People can reach Amphoe MaeJaem by taking private car and public transportation. For public transportation, take a bus route Ching Mai-Hod and Chiang Mai-Doi Tao, or take little truck route Chiang Mai-Chom Thong (yellow/blue truck) and get off at PhraTatSiChomThong and transfer to another car to MaeJaem which it cost 70 baht per person. It takes 1 hour and a half on the Doi Inthanon-MaeJaem road.