Local wisdom : creating the environmentally friendly materials to enhance local products
The objectives of this research were : 1) to study the knowledge of local people. Being overlooked, 2) to create material being environmentally friendly. The application of the concept of local wisdom, 3) to apply for use in arts and crafts products, to achieve maximum benefit of the valuable local materials. People in modern times have seen the value of local wisdom, and awareness which is a conservation of this knowledge to continue. Researcher studied was interviewed from the academics and scholars of the local, and collected data for experiment. The experiments used a different ratio of raw materials including sawdust, cassava flour, sticky rice flour, rice flour, cooked rice, cooked sticky rice, banana, eggs (egg whites), dammar, turmeric, andrographis, together with mortar shell, banana fiber, sappan, moringa oleifera, cloves, titanium dioxide and chandaeng. The formulation of the ingredients of 2 stages : Firstly, mixing 15 grams of sawdust, 50 grams of cooked rice, 25 grams of banana and 5 grams of clove. Secondly, 10 grams of mortar shell, and 5 grams of titanium dioxide were added to the 85 grams of the mixture of the first step to form the subsequent 36 formulas that are strong in nor weather. When angle grinder the surface will look similar to tracery of the marble. There is smell of cloves. Colors can be created by reducing sawdust then put herbs with colors as desired. By assessment from expert materials science, product design and marketing. The comments of the material can be used to create environmentally friendly products. There are possibilities of marketing, that conservation and awareness of the arts and the local wisdom and to stimulate new ideas about the value of the material. As a guide to those interested in the improvement and develop conceptual framework and the new model for further research.
Design Arts (International Program)