Rimsawat and the popular products in his Leather Craft outlet on Anusarn
Anusarn Market, an interesting and long established
tourist attraction in Chiang Mai, has served both Thai and foreign tourists
for more than 30 years. Today, Anusarn Market has revamped its set-up to be
more interesting and extending the hours to cover both morning and night
markets, featuring many attractive shops for both tourists and residents.
One of the most popular and well-known shops is the
Leather Craft shop. Its owner Winai Rimsawat or “Dawut”, said that
leather products are very popular for both Thais and foreigners, and the
main shop has been in this business for more than 20 years. All products are
not just for sale locally, but are also exported to other countries. More
than 4,000 products are exported to France and Germany each year, not
including the products that sold in Thailand.
The branch at the Anusarn Market was established eight
years ago, and following the good feedback from tourists Anusarn has become
very crowded, simply because the market also provides many activities which
attract more tourists.
Leather Craft products include handcrafted items such as
shirts, pants, bags, belts, but no shoes; customers can get involved in the
creation, and can order or design the pattern of the products themselves.
Raw materials are top grade cow hide which is high quality and very durable.
The price overseas is about five times higher than in Thailand, which make
it very popular for the tourists and residents alike.
Leather Craft remains open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, tel. 0 1882 3709
or 0 1993 8682, for more information.