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A buffalo in the Otop shop

The great beasts of burden are unwelcome in many villages except one

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  • Writer: Sukuma Chathaisong
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Products with the Otop (One Tambon One Product) stamp on them are not only intended to help local people earn a living, they also reflect their pride in local wisdom handed down from generation to generation. 

A wide array of products carrying the Otop label were on display and sold at a recent Otop fair in Bangkok. Eighteen ‘unseen’ products were highlighted, ranging from cloth dyed with buffalo dung to leather-like lotus leaf mobile phone cases.

The Otop lines of perishable and non-perishable goods are marketed widely, but there are some that are a rare sight to customers.

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