Programme Schedule

The seminar will be 3 days long, from 18 to 20 January 2015 at Payap University and at the Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Centre. An optional 2 – day Study Tour is also being offered for interested participants, with additional registration fee.

18 January 2015
Time Activities Venue
10:00 am Arrival of ASEAN delegates and other symposium participants The Empress Hotel Lobby
3:00-6:00 pm Registration and Collection of Symposium Bag
6:00-7:00 pm Registration and Collection of Symposium Bag The Empress Convention Center
7:00-10:30 pm Welcome Reception and Thai Cultural Arts Show
19 January 2015
Time Activities Venue
6:00 am Breakfast at the hotel The Empress Hotel
7:00 am Buses leave the hotel for Payap University
8:00 am Arrival of Participants
8:30-11:30 pm

Presentations on the Topic : Dying cloth using natural dyes

Eco-Friendly of Yellow Robes Dyeing with Natural Dyes and Natural Mordants
by Kieatsuda Poouthreelangkafa

Phu Tai Indigo Dye Fabric : Commodization of Culture in the Globalization
by Danaya Chathip

Presentation on the Topic: Using natural fibers

Eri Silk-Path Towards Sustainability
by Neera Barooah

Presentations on the Topic: Conserving and developing traditional textiles

The Preservation of Baduy Textiles Through Batik Art
by Benny Adrianto

Batik Pakualaman : Translating Ancient Writings into Textile Art
by B. R. Ay Atika Suryodilogo

A Dialogue through Design
by Nanci Takeyama

Weera Kitjathorn Seminar Room

Presentations on the Topic : Conserving and developing traditional textiles

World of Traditional Industrial Art of KINUHAKU in Kyoto
by Takahiko Shimizu

Silk Textile for the World of Japanese Tea Ceremony
by Satoko Mizuguchi

Traditional Weaving of Tay Ethnic minority in Northeast of Vietnam
by Nong Quoc Tuan

Challenges in the Preservation and Conservation of Textiles Artifact in Malaysia : The Role of the Department of Museums Malaysia
by Nirmala binti Sharippudin

Agency and power in the weaving traditions of Savu, eastern Indonesia
by Genevieve Duggan

Pipat Trangratapit Seminar Room

Presentations on the Topic : Developing commercial traditional textiles

Wearing With Hope: Tenun Pahang Songket
by Sulaiman Abdul Ghani

Promoting Brunei’s Traditional Woven C loth by using New Media
by Radin Noryoul Afiqah Ibnu Abdullah

Tradition, Commercialization and Innovation : Kalinga textiles
by Amihan Kristina R. Lim

The Challenges of Developing and Marketing Traditional Ethnic Textiles from Laos
by Thongkhoun Soutthivilay

The Application of Songkhla Province’s Folk Decorative Arts and Local Textiles for Hotel Soft Adornments
by Sutham Makaval

Singtoh Chanetrakul Seminar Room

11:30am-12:30pm Luncheon
1:00-1:20 pm
Arrival of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
Kaew Nettayotin Seminar Room

1:20-2:00 pm
Opening Ceremony with Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

Presentation of souvenir pins to those who have contributed to RSPG Foundation for the work of the Plant Genetic Conservation Project

2:00-2:30 pm
Inspection of the Exhibition by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn departs
First and Second  Floors of the Sirindhorn Learning Resource Center

2:30-3:00 pm

KEYNOTE LECTURE by KDYTM Tengku Puan Pahang Tunku Hajjah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah binti Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Al-Hai

The role of Palace in reviving traditional textile of the Malay World emphasis on the development of traditional weaving textile of Pahang

Kaew Nettayotin Seminar Room

3:00 - 3:30 pm

SPECIAL LECTURE by Ms Patricia Cheesman

Across Borders: Tai Traditional Textiles in ASEAN Countries

3:30-5:30 pm

Inspection of the Exhibition on the First and Second  Floors

Sirindhorn Learning Resource Center

5:30-6:00 pm

Buses leave Payap University for the hotel


7:00 pm

Buses leave the hotel for Payap University



Arrival of Participants

Saitarntam Arena


Buffet Dinner

Fashion show and Cultural show


Buses leave Payap University for the hotel


20 January 2015
Time Activities Venue

6:00 am

Breakfast at the hotel


7:30 am

Buses leave the hotel for Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre



Workshops on dying cloth by academics from various countries

Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre

11:30 am-12:30 pm


12:30-1:00 pm

Buses leave the restaurant for Wattana Art Gallery


Arrival of Participants

Wattana Art Gallery

1:00-2:30 pm

Presentation by Mr. Wattana Wattanapun

Presentation by Prof. Michael Howard, Executive Committee, ASEAN Traditional Textile Arts Community

Arts and Traditional Textiles


Visit the Warorot Market

Warorot Market

3:30 pm

Buses leave Warorot Local Market for the hotel

3:00-4:00 pm

Meeting of ASEAN delegates to evaluate the symposium and to receive a report on the preparation of the next host

Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre

5:00 pm

Buses leave the hotel for Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre

5:30-7:00 pm

Dinner (Kad Mua)

Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre

7:00-8:00 pm

Fashion Show and Cultural and Arts Show

8:00-8.20 pm

Closing Ceremony and Presentation of the Banner to the next host

9:00 pm

Buses leave Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre for the hotel

21 January 2015
Time Activities Venue
6:00 am

Breakfast at the hotel

Departure from the hotel

Airport transfer

9:00 am Study Tour Program (Optional)

Please note: Program schedule updated 8 Jan 2014. Subject to change.

Optional Post-Symposium Study Tour Program

Participants depart or conduct tour on an individual basis. The university offers a 2-day Study Tour from 21-22 January, 2015, for those interested in exploring the Chiang Mai province and local textile industry. This Study Tour will include a visit to the Textile Learning Center where traditional weaving techniques of each district in Chiang Mai and other nearby provinces will be presented. The demonstrations will also include textiles from the indigenous hilltribe peoples of the Karen and Lawa tribes, as well as other local handicrafts. This visit will be followed by a visit to a local fruit farm and a flower garden at the Royal Project on Doi Inthanon, a well-known national landmark. In the evening, visitors will be offered accommodations at the Royal Project’s guesthouse on the grounds of Doi Inthanon. The following morning, the group will travel to Mae Jam district to view a Lawa tribe weaving demonstration. Mae Jam was specifically selected as the site for this Study Tour as the textile pattern and technique employed in this area are extremely unique. There are only about ten elders in this village who are intimately familiar with this process.

A village member by the name of Nussara Tiengkate took interest in this idea many years ago. She collected all the patterns, conducted extensive research, and refined the technique currently in use. She’s also gone to great pains to preserve and promote the village's unique pattern. The younger generation in the village have also taken interest in this work and have begun to weave for a living. These young people will not have to leave the village and go into the cities in search of work. Thus, Ms. Nussara Tiengkate has created a sustainable industry and jobs for the people of her village. After over 30 years of effort, along with good marketing and publicity, Pa Jok Mae Jam (name of the pattern) has become well known for its beauty and uniqueness.

In the afternoon, the group will visit a textile and hilltribe photography exhibition before returning to Chiang Mai city.

NOTE: The program is subject to change as appropriate

Study Tour Program
Jan 21-22, 2015

Wednesday, 21 January 2015
7:00-8:45 am Breakfast at hotel.
9:00-11:45 am Travel to the Northern Weaving Center. Upon arrival, observe weaving techniques and village life in Northern Thailand.
12:00 noon Lunch at Nine Moo Nine Gallery
1:00 pm Depart for Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest peak.
2:30-5:45 pm Arrive at Doi Inthanon. View many interesting exhibits and natural plant life of this national treasure, including local vegetation/flowers, temperate climate fruit, and the work of the Royal Projects. Guests will be provided accommodations at the Royal Projects facilities.
6:00 pm Dinner and free time for recreation.
22 January 2015
7:00-8:30 am Breakfast at the Royal Project Inthanon station.
8:30 am Travel to the Mae Jaem District.
9:00-11:45 am Arrive at the Mae Jaem District. Attend presentation of the Mae Jaem Handicraft Village by Ms. Nussara Tiengkate. (Ms. Nussara is responsible for reviving the weaving industry in this village and for establishing the identifying product of the Mae Jaem District. Her pioneering work was responsible for the village being designated as an “Exemplary Village.”)
View ethnic Lawa weaving, the most famous weaving style of Mae Jaem, known as “Jok Mae Jaem”, and other handicrafts.
12:00 noon A Village Lunch
1:00-2:45pm View exhibits of ethnic clothing and other village textile.
3:00 pm Board bus(s) for return to Chiang Mai
Note: Dress warmly. The temperature on the mountain is much cooler, sometimes near freezing.