there is no official national dress, the traditional dress has been adopted
as the unofficial national costume and can be seen on both formal and informal
occasions. For women, it is a full-length pasin - a rectangular piece of
cloth worn like a skirt or sarong - generally made of Thai silk. The pasin
can be of any color and generally has contrasting bands around the hem.
It is worn with a long-sleeved silk blouse. On formal occasions a sash
may be worn across the breast from the left shoulder to the right part
of the waist.
For men, the traditional dress is trousers with a "seua phra ratchathan",
a short-sleeved shirt (long-sleeved for formal occasions) with a high collarless
neck. On formal occasions, a cummerbund is tied around the waist.