Sukhothai province of Thailand has been included to be a member of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network: UCCN for its crafts and folk art in 2019. And two historical parks of Sukhothai were declared as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Therefore Sukhothai is the place where is full of cultural heritage and creativity. The aims of this study are: (1) to study Sukhothai’s art and heritage and decode its cultural features to key characteristics (2) to interpret those key characteristics to be inspirations for the creative commercial textile printed design.
Methodology: This participatory observation study started with a field visit to get information on the local culture. Qualitative data and inputs were used for thematic analysis to get key characteristics. Design developing process in six weeks design workshop is used for developing the printed textile design.
Results: The analysis provides 4 different design characteristics, each in their way, is composed of heritage and creativity
Key characteristic 1: heritage (Ancient ruins in Si Satchanalai national park)+ creativity (The mood of romance)
Key characteristic 2: heritage (Ancient textile)+creativity (The modern ethnic)
Key characteristic 3: heritage (Golden jewelry) +creativity (The modern oriental)
Key characteristic 4: heritage (Wat Srichum’s wall engraving) +creativity (The mood of artistic)
Conclusion: Through the process, the designs had presented the experience and results that reflected the heritage resource and creativity on textile printed design in different moods and tones. All these designs can be used for commercial products in further projects.
Kamonsiri Wongmuek, Dhurakij Pundit University, Thailand
Prashya Piratrakul, Dhurakij Pundit University, Thailand
Nitiphol Thararoop, Dhurakij Pundit University, Thailand
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