The Social Sciences

Year: 2018
Volume: 13
Issue: 9
Page No. 1390 - 1397

Factor Effecting Hand-Woven Cloth Wisdom of the Thai Yor in Nongkhae Communities, Koksrisupan District, Sakhonnakon Province

Authors : Sukanya Phuphiwkok, Niyom Wongpongkham and Sitthisak Champadaeng

Abstract: This research is a qualitative research on the factors affecting the hand-woven cloth wisdom of Thai Yor in all the 4 aspects: education, economy, religion and value. The target group is the Nong khae community, Koksrisupan District, Sakhonnakhon Province. The research tools used within this research were observation, interview and group discussion with the experts, practitioners and related parties. The data were then verified through triangulation method. The research will be presented with using descriptive analysis. The research found that the factors affecting the hand-woven cloth wisdom of the Thai Yor within the Nong khae community, Koksrisupan District, Sakhonnakhon Province, education, the are less knowledge being passed down through families. Currently, the knowledge was passed down through learning groups both within and outside of the community. There are also less local wise men as well as the experts specifically on weaving. However, the level of education is increasing due to a better transportation system. The knowledge, the science and the technology are being used to improve the production process in order to improve the quality of the woven cloth. The higher demand from the consumers also has an impact on the creativity in the creation of the woven cloth, economy, from the increased expenses that exceeds the income within a family, the influence rely mostly on the geography and the environment that is more suitable for the growing of the cash crops that are needed by market. The additional income is a more economic driven woven-cloth business of the villagers. The products have been continuously improved. The cloths are woven from within the family industrial system with a more modern pattern, colors, weaving method and materials. Labors are hired from within the community. The funding is being revolved within the women’s group to be used in the distributing and the finding of the knowledge of the market network, religion, from the result of the traditional beliefs, the faith, the customs and traditions, the cloths used in the customs and traditions are still the traditional types. However, on the behavioral aspect, it is more convenient to buy cloth from the market. The participation in the customs, traditions are still an opportunity for the villagers to develop and showing their cloth, value, the changing trends on the social status also affect the personal behavior of the people in each locality, the occasional clothing according to the opportunities, locations, the trends, the processes, the forms, the patterns, the colors, the influence from the medias, the technologies, the modernity, the copying of the mainstream fashion, the demand of the market, the buyers, the consumers both externally and internally all affecting the idea and wisdom of the current woven-cloth.

How to cite this article:

Sukanya Phuphiwkok, Niyom Wongpongkham and Sitthisak Champadaeng, 2018. Factor Effecting Hand-Woven Cloth Wisdom of the Thai Yor in Nongkhae Communities, Koksrisupan District, Sakhonnakon Province. The Social Sciences, 13: 1390-1397.

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