Sop Moei Arts


Antiques & Handicrafts

The Sop Moei region, 280 km South-West of Chiang Mai is the home of one of Thailand's smallest and most isolated minority groups, the Pwo Karen.

Prior to this project, the Pwo Karen people were still living and caring for the sick with the same rudimentary methods used for centuries before. Maternal death rates were high, as were premature deaths among children due to malnutrition. In 1988 attention turned to generating income for these people to improve their lifestyles.

The Sop Moei shop, which specialises in selling textiles, bags and woven baskets sells these items to raise awareness and cash for the continuation of these efforts. These are mainly created for interior furnishings and table settings as well as female accessories such as silk scarves and handbags.

Malnutrition had previously been impossible to tackle unless the families were given the method of producing cash rather than receiving hand-outs. They are now provided with jobs as suppliers to the shop in Bangkok and Chiang Mai and are able to earn a wage to support themselves and avoid malnutrition. Sop Moei employ a Karen health worker who is a trained nurse and midwife as well.


8 room 104, Soi Klang Raquet Club, Sukhumvit Soi 49/9, Sukhumvit-Road-Asoke-to-Soi-67, 10110

View Larger Map

My Lists

Create New Guide


Mini Guides

Login to create your guides for Bangkok.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide



Recommended Experiences in Bangkok

500+ trusted car hire partners globally

Create & Share your own Guide to Bangkok with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section


We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide Bangkok is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations

Events in Bangkok

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Bangkok