Lan Na was established as an independent kingdom in the 13thC and comprised of what is now north Thailand and western Laos. In 1892, Lan Na was integrated with the kingdom of Siam, and when Siam was renamed Thailand in 1939, the people became referred to as Thai. To this day, however, aspects of the Lan Na culture can still be found in northern Thailand. In this lavishly illustrated book, textile expert Susan Conway traces the history of the Lan Na princes, and their complex marital and political alliances with neighbouring principalities. She shows how the Lan Na royal court continued to wear indigenous dress despite changing times, demonstrating their loyalty to the culture they cherished.