Chiang Mai has long been known for fine silver works and the silversmiths working around Wua Lai Road represent the last remaining artisan's quarter. Early smiths are believed to have emigrated from Burma with the coming of Kublai Khan. Silversmithing skills have been passed down from generation to generation. Although silver is not a local resource, early raw materials were acquired from coins brought by traders. Traditional bowls feature intricate raised repousse floral designs.