On May 24th 2011 at 9.00 a.m. Mr.Paiboon Upatising, the President of Phuket Provincial Administrative Organization (PPAO) presided over the opening ceremony of 2011 career supporting workshop ‘Pateh painting’ held in the area of PPAO’s community hall. There were Mr.Watcharin Pathomwattanapong, the Deputy Permanent Secretary to PPAO, and PPAO staff attended the ceremony.
The painting workshop is held on May 24th -26th 2011. There were 30 people from Kamala, Kathu, and Talad Yai attending the workshop. The instructor is Mrs.Pattarakorn Naoprai. Mr.Paiboon said that “Pateh is the popular traditional dress among Phuket residents. Painting adds value to the pateh.
The colorful pateh is also one of the best selling souvenir among the customers. Learning to paint the Pateh is not only help the locals to make more income by selling their product, but it also help conserving and promoting the traditional costume of Phuket to the visitors and tourists.