Crafting Futures: Wanita is a craft development project for women and girls in the Deep South of Thailand under the Wanita network. Wanita is a social enterprise supporting the livelihoods of women in the Deep South, who have been affected by ongoing conflicts. It is a collaboration between British Council Thailand, Prince of Songkla University, Applied Arts Scotland, and Wanita. The project presents the work of four women’s basketry groups in Pattani and Narathiwat Provinces.
The Khok Payom community is named after the Payom tree (Sal tree), commonly found in villages situated near the sea. The Payom tree and the sea, therefore, represent our identity.