Authentic Thai Silk

Authentic Thai Silk

Authentic Thai Silk was once considered the fabric of royalty. Eternally elegant, silk is also flame retardant and has antibacterial properties.

Silk is lustrous and can absorb an amazing 30% of its dry weight in moisture, giving it similar properties to wool. Silk is, therefore, a comfortable year-round fibre to wear. Silk has warmth without weight. It is warm to touch and warm to wear. It breathes so ideal as a summer fibre but makes for lightweight insulation in the cold. It is warm without having any bulk at all.

100%  Authentic Thai Silk

We source all our silk from Thailand.  Thai silk is soft but has a relatively coarse texture with slightly knotty threads, which make it particularly suitable for hand weaving

Traditional Thai silk is handwoven; each silk fabric is unique and is unable to be duplicated through commercial means. Thai silk has a unique lustre, with a sheen that has two unique blends: one colour for the warp and another for the weft.

Women traditionally weave silk on handlooms and pass the skill on to their daughters. Weaving is a sign of maturity and eligibility for marriage. A single thread is too thin to use on its own so women combine many threads to produce a thicker, usable fibre. They do this by hand-reeling the threads onto a wooden spindle to produce a uniform strand of raw silk. The process takes around 40 hours to produce a half kilogram of Thai silk.

Mudmee Silk Design

Mudmee silk is made by tying and dyeing the silk yarn into a design repeatedly so that the weaver ends up with silk yarn that looks like a multicolored bar code. The weft or horizontal yarn which has been tied and dyed creates the pattern. The pattern is the same on both sides of the silk.

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