Mae Kanard Karen Village
Mae Kanard Karen VillageMae Kanard Karen Village is located on No. 99 Moo 8 in the Sub-District of Takard, District of Mae Ta in the Province of Lampoon. This particular Karen Village is home to the Yang Khao or Yang Poe group, generally referring to themselves as Plong or Payagor.Karens living in the area have got a simple lifestyle regarding the Plong way of life; simple eating & Simple living. Male villagers take on rice planting, hunting and gathering and farming as their main occupation while the women adopt the stereotypical patriarchal lifestyle of being mothers and keeping the home in good condition. They also weave and produce handicrafts. The Payagor have got their significant way of dressing, as they weave their own clothes and still continue that tradition today. The people wear traditional costumes which can indicate a person’s marital status. A female wearing a long red skirt with colourful hoops, decorated with their own handicrafts indicates they are married while on the other hand, single females tend to wear long white gowns adored with artistic designs. As of males, they will wear red traditional shirts and sarong.Visitors can experience the local’s lifestyle and their unique weaving techniques once visiting Mae Kanard Karen Village. Aside, the village also offers several products created from their weaving such as shirts, skirts, scarves and cloths for decoration as souvenirs. Mae Kanard weaved cloths are upto the 3 Star OTOP standard and is among one of the most popularly purchased products.The village is accessible through private car by traveling on Highway 1033 and taking a turn. 4 kilometers after the turn will take you straight to Mae Kanard Karen Village.