Thai Silk

Thai Silk or Pha Mai Thai is the precious wisdom of Thailand which has a natural lustrous and soft texture with unique patterns and motif. It can be used for making clothing, accessory, and interior which can for decades. Thai silk has many processes in production.  Start with the raising of the Thai silkworm on mulberry leave and collet the cocoon of Thai silkworms. Next is the dyeing process which typically uses environmentally friendly dyes and weaving process by using traditional handloom and wooden shuttle. Thai silk originates from Northeastern and Northern Thailand. Historically, Northeastern and Northern people bring silk to make Thai traditional dress, sarong, Sabai, and scarves. Also, It is one of the most popular souvenirs for tourists and visitors.

 

The Common Type of Thai Silk

1. Brocade Thai Silk

  • Traditional floral motif pattern
  • Use extra silk thread during the weaving process to produce an embroidered texture.
  • Use traditional handlooms and shuttle
  • Often use gold and silver thread
  • Originates from northeastern and Northern of Thailand

2. Mudmee Silk

  • Traditional geometric pattern and zoomorphic motifs
  • Use the tie and dye technique to create designs
  • Use traditional handlooms
  • Often use two colours
  • Originates from northeastern and Northern of Thailand

Thai Silk

3. Dupioni Thai Silk

  • Rough textured and filament fabric
  • Use  traditional handlooms
  • Often use solid color or patterned
  • Originates from northeastern and Northern of Thailand

Thai Silk

4. Plain Weave Thai Silk

  • Smooth textured and shimmer fabric
  • No pattern and motif
  • Often use a single color
  • Often use machine woven
  • Originates from northeastern and Northern of Thailand

The Royal Peacock Logo

The Royal Peacock Logo is a certification trademark of Thai silk standards under The Queen Sirikit Institute of Sericulture and Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives. To preserve Thai traditional wisdom, control high standards for Thai silk, guarantee the quality of Thai silk, and protect Thai silk from imitations. Also, all silk certified with the Royal Peacock logo must be produced in Thailand and be environment-friendly.

 

Thai Silk

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1. Gold peacock 

  • Premium Royal Thai Silk
  • Native Thai silkworm breeds
  • Hand-made production
  • Use traditional hand looms
  • Use environmentally friendly dyes
  • Produced in Thailand

Thai Silk

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2. Silver  Peacock

  • Classic Thai Silk
  • Native Thai silkworm breeds or modified
  • Hand-made production.
  • Use traditional and some applied processes
  • Use environmentally friendly dyes
  • Produced in Thailand

Photo by www.qsds.go.th

3. Blue Peacock

  • Thai Silk
  • Native or modified silk worms
  • pure silk threads
  • No specific production method
  • Use environmentally friendly dyes
  • Produced in Thailand

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4. Green Peacock

  • Thai Silk Blend
  • Pure silk blended with other fiber
  • No specific production method
  • Use environmentally friendly dyes
  • Produced in Thailand

Recommended Places

Thai Silk

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Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles   

Ratsadakhorn-bhibhathana Building The Grand Palace, Phra Nakhon Bangkok, 10200 Thailand

www.qsmtthailand.org

0225 9431


Thai Silk

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Queen Thai Silk

10/4 The Trendy Plaza FL.G Sukhumvit 13, Khlong Toei Nuea, Wattana, Bangkok 10110 Thailand

https://th-th.facebook.com/Queenthaisilk/

021687389


Thai Silk

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