Founded in 1948 by his Royal Highness Prince Bovoradej and her Serene Highness Pajongchitr Kridakorn, Khomapastr began its days in what was then a remote seaside resort town of Hua Hin. Prince Bovoradej had developed a keen interest in dyeing and weaving textiles while in exile in Saigon during the 1930s and pursued this interest upon his return to Thailand in the aftermath of the Second World War. Drawn to its charm and tranquility, the Prince and Princess decided to settle in Hua Hin and built a small dyeing, printing and weaving workshop on the family estate. With great dedication, Prince Bovoradej conducted extensive research into traditional Thai designs and along with a group of design specialists, worked tirelessly to develop the processes to screen-print these designs onto cotton fabrics. As part of this endeavour, the National Museum of Thailand granted him unprecedented access to its archive of traditional Thai designs and extensive advice was sought from foreign experts on the technical aspects of the textile printing process. HistoryBusiness proved difficult at first. In response to this, Prince Bovoradej and Princess Pajongchitr began to expand the range of designs and products to develop a more contemporary design collection, depicting various aspects of the Thai way of life. Designs such as “Rice farmers”, the “Dek Hua Juk” series and “Views of Hua Hin” were printed and then sewn into handkerchiefs and scarves. Sold through a small kiosk by the beach, these products proved popular with visitors and locals alike. The product range soon diversified into various other lifestyle products such as placemats, tablecloths and cushion covers. Business began to flourish. Today, Khomapastr remains under the management of the family and celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2008 with the grand opening of its new showroom and factory in Hua Hin. The ceremony was graciously presided by Princess Maha Chakri Siridhon and was a true testament to Khomapastr’s achievement over the past 60 years. We hope to continue the tradition started by Prince Bovoradej and Princess Pajongchitr and strive to preserve the "Khomapastr heritage" for many more years to come.