About Us and Thailand

Klong Lad Phrao, Bangkok, Thailand.
Klong Lad Phrao, Bangkok, Thailand.

Ash-glazed Pottery.
Ash-glazed Pottery.

Mountain road between Pai and Chiang Mai, northern Thailand.
Mountain road between Pai & Chiang Mai.

View Full Size

View Full Size

View Full Size

The Oriental Creative Products Co. Ltd. is a Thai registered company with THB4,000,000 registered capital, under Thai/British ownership and management, with the Directors having previous experience in sourcing and supplying Thai manufactured products to overseas markets. It is with this experience and knowledge that this website has been developed to bring selected, quality Thai products direct to the retail public worldwide.

Bronze Tableware. Photograhpy by Edward Karaa.
Bronze Tableware. Photo by Edward Karaa.

View Full Size

Inspecting tableware products.
Inspecting bronze tableware products.

With an initial product range of bronze sculptures and bronze table settings we intend to increase the range over the coming months and years. For each new product range we launch the manufacturer will have been thoroughly checked to ensure a consistently high level of workmanship bringing you only the highest quality goods. If there are any particular products you would like to see featured on our website please let us know, we will always be pleased to hear from you. Click here to submit your comments or ideas.

Thailand (formerly Siam), a tropical land of beautiful beaches, magnificent temples and palaces, has a civilization dating back to pre-historic times. At Ban Chiang, in northeast Thailand, fine examples of pottery dating back 5000 years have been unearthed. Further examples of this rich culture can still be seen today at the ancient capital cities of Sukhothai (1238–1350) and Ayuthaya (1350–1767).

Out of all the art forms that have been practiced in Thailand over the centuries Thailand is probably best known for its sculptures, in particular those depicting Buddhism. Clay and terracotta engravings, dating back to the 6th century have been discovered on cave walls and votive tablets, other material that have commonly been used for sculpting include wood, stone and, in the past, ivory. However, Thailand is best known for its sculpted bronze Buddha images, coveted the world over. Nowadays there are strict controls in force by the Thai Fine Arts Department covering the exporting of Buddha images, particularly when concerning any antiquities. For this reason we are unable to offer you Buddha images on this website.




Harvesting rice in the mountains of northern Thailand.
Harvesting rice in the mountains of northern Thailand.

Clay Pottery, central Thailand.
Clay Pottery, central Thailand.

Temple, northern Thailand.
Temple, northern Thailand.

View Full Size

View Full Size

View Full Size

 

Karen Hill Tribe Village, north-west Thailand.
Karen Hill Tribe Village, north-west Thailand.

In the mountains of northern Thailand.
In the mountains of northern Thailand.

Hotel veranda, north-west Thailand.
Hotel veranda, north-west Thailand.

View Full Size

View Full Size

View Full Size

As the only country in the region not to have been colonized Thailand has maintained its unique rich heritage and cultural tradition, combining artistic talent with fine workmanship to produce exquisite works of art and handcrafted products. Unlike some other markets that are often driven purely by profit the Thais take an immense pride in their workmanship.

Thai girl at the beach, southern Thailand.
Thai girl at the beach, southern Thailand.

View Full Size

Karen Hill Tribe boy, north-west Thailand.
Karen Hill Tribe boy, north-west Thailand.

View Full Size

Mango wood vases.
Mango wood vases.

With a length of nearly 2000 kilometres and spanning 16 latitudinal degrees, from sun-drenched beaches in the south to misty mountains in the north, Thailand produces a vast array of different products made from local, natural materials. As well as bronze products such as bronze sculptures and bronze tableware there are artificial flowers made from silk or saa paper, scented candles, hand-painted pottery and many varied forms of terracotta and celadon, stoneware, tableware, glassware, furniture and household items made from bamboo, teak, mango wood and many other materials from the abundance of natural resources available.

Most of these are still produced using long-established methods to make both traditional and contemporary designs but now, using up to date technology, Thailand also manufactures and exports, to the highest international standards, advanced technological products such as electronic integrated circuits, data processing machines, cars and automotive parts and accessories, air conditioning machines, teleprinters to name just few.

Apart from bronze Thailand is possibly best known internationally for its silk weaving. Up until the second half of the 20th century Thai silk was practically unheard of outside of Thailand when an American by the name of Jim Thompson moved to Thailand after the Second World War, realizing the potential he began to transform the then small “cottage industry” into a thriving international business. In March 1967 Jim Thompson mysteriously disappeared whilst on an Easter Holiday break in the Cameron Highlands, western Malaysia. Despite an intensive search no clues were ever discovered and to this day his disappearance remains a mystery.

With a cost of living lower than in most western countries and therefore a corresponding lower cost of labour Thailand represents an excellent opportunity to purchase high quality goods at a very competitive price.

With a cost of living lower than in most western countries and therefore a corresponding lower cost of labour Thailand represents an excellent opportunity to purchase high quality goods at a very competitive price. At the Oriental Creative Products Co. Ltd. we aim to combine quality with competitive pricing to bring you some of the best from Thailand. On this page I have taken the opportunity to display a few of the photographs taken over the years in this country.




 

Cutty Sark, made from teak wood.
Cutty Sark, made from teak wood.

Koh Samui in the rainy season, southern Thailand.
Koh Samui in the rainy season, southern Thailand.

Ceramic Pottery, eastern Thailand.
Ceramic Pottery, eastern Thailand.

View Full Size

View Full Size

View Full Size

Inspecting the products.
Inspecting the products.

Mango wood tray.
Thai Mango wood tray.

Go to Bronze Sculpture Products>>>

Back to top>>>

Send us your comments


 
Currency Converter is provided for customer guidance only. Actual rates may vary.