The Local Handicraft Weaving
Li-Pao Weaving handicraft
Li-Pao weaving handicraft,
The outstanding handicraft of the southerners, especially
in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province.
Li-Pao is the natural climbing plant (vine) with a round trunk,
match- size with the length of 1-2 meters. Li -Pao bark can
be woven to be utensils. The most popular ones are trays,
ornament boxes and handbags or purses.
1.Li-Pao trunks with at least 1 meter long.
2.Ring-ro wood to be a frame.
3.Rattan to be a frame.
4.A knife to scrape Li-Pao.
5.A 7-8 cm. Needle iron, to lead Li-Pao string.
6.A zinc plate with holes to make Li-Pao string equal.
to make Li-Pao weaving handicraft
1.Cut Li-Pao trunk into 2 pieces, separate the kernel out.
2.Strip Li-Pao off with a zinc plate with holes to get proper
3.Scrape Li-Pao string with a knife to make it smooth and
4.Strip Bamboo to be small string with the size about 12 cms.
5.Two styles of Li-Pao weaving.
Clear Styles- this is called Kod Kun Rub. Frame the rattan
from the bottom like a spiral following the model. Weaing
Li-Pao to be "Lai Plao" which is the clear decorative
Thick Style: Use Ring-ro to be framed and
weav Li-Pao as the decorative design. To get thick style,
separate each weaving part and assemble them to be design
6.Polishing-Pub Li-Pao product skin with sand paper, finally
refine the detail and polish the product.