Updated at 2022-05-09
This fabric is a product of the royal brand Chitralada. Sirikit was the wife of former King Rama IX. During her tenure as queen, she was immensely concerned about Thai farmers. Sirikit used her foundation to set up Chitralda. The brand helped women start businesses in cotton weaving, silk weaving, traditional Thai embroidery, basket weaving, handmade artificial flowers, and lace crochet. Items sold under Chitralda were transferred into the villagers making the goods. The charity brand helped rural women earn additional income and spread and preserved traditional Thai crafts.
Flag: The flag of the Kingdom of Thailand (Thai: ธงไตรรงค์; RTGS: thong trai rong, meaning 'tricolor flag') shows five horizontal stripes in the colors red, white, blue, white and red, with the central blue stripe being twice as wide as each of the other four. Red represents the land and people of Thailand. White originally represented Theravada Buddhism. It now represents religion. Blue represents the royal family and the king.
National Day: December 5 (birthday of late King Rama IX)
Area: Approx. 513,120 square kilometers
Population: 70 million (2021)
Currency: Baht (THB
Government: Thailand is a constitutional monarchy. The current prime minister is Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha, the former commander-in-chief of the Thai Army, who has served as the interim prime minister since the coup took over the government on May 22, 2014. Gen. Chan-ocha was re-elected as Prime Minister by the House of Representatives after the general election on March 24, 2019.