Handwoven Thai Mudmee (Ikat) Silk – Chor Phanom Pattern


This intricate Mudmee (ikat) silk piece is woven by hand from natural silk with a new creative pattern. Almost 3 months long to make this beautiful piece by a local and experienced artisan in Thailand.

It is unique in both color and the pattern. Every process was done by hand and used a traditional method. The weaver delicately put her heart into every single step. Don’t miss out! There is only one piece!

Design: “Chor Phanom” 
Size: 1.02 x 4 meters (width x length)
Color Tone: Sky Blue & Cream

The special thing about Mudmee is its process. Each color and pattern are tied to dye. The more colors, the more processes it takes. Every seemingly simple design demonstrates an artisanal level of detail that show how much effort goes into the creation of this piece!


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Natural material from silkworm

Thai silk is made from local Thai silkworm. There are several steps to produce each fabric, consisting of raising silkworm, reeling in the threads, dyeing, and weaving. Unlike any other silks, the distinct character of local Thai silk is luster and sheen. As it is a natural material, Thai silk provides gentle touch to the skin and is well-ventilated. Thai silk can last over a hundred years!

What is Mudmee silk?

Mudmee silk (also known as “ikat”) is produced through the traditional method of tying in the desired pattern with straw, hay or banana ropes. The ropes stop water from affecting the silk yarns, whilst dyeing it in the process. The tied yarns move through the dyeing process, but only the untied yarns absorb the dye. The method is repeated as many times as necessary, depending on the preferred color variations. Afterwards, each silk yarn is woven to create a variety of designs, combining the colored areas to produce patterns.

Mudmee weaving is the oldest form of pattern weaving in Thailand and dates back approximately 3,000 years when sericulture (silk production) was first introduced to Thailand.

Traditionally in Thailand the nobility wore Mudmee on a daily basis, whilst others wore it during festive occasions or ceremonies. Nowadays Mudmee is worn more casually, though the complexity of the weaving makes it stand out from the majority of casual-wear.

Three months of work for a piece

The whole process to make this one piece took about 3 months long! Weaving process alone was around 45-60 days. A traditional weaver can produce about 12 to 15 centimeters of fabric a day only as every process is handmade and complicated. The weavers combine thread after thread to create one precious piece!

A creative pattern

This stunning silk piece is woven and designed in Chor Phanom pattern. It is special pattern that is designed by the weaver’s creativeness. This is newly created by the weaver herself and is not the inherited pattern from the past. The combination of colors that is woven into this pattern gives a unique look on the fabric. So, if you’re looking for any pattern that is unique and new, this piece is perfectly for you!

This piece can be used in various ways:
  • Great for tailor to skirt or dress on your special occasions
  • Using it as house decoration or curtain, adding Thai style to your home
  • Putting in the frame to display its beautifulness like a piece of art
  • Offer as a gift to your special ones


Get to know VIP Thaisilk

VIP Thaisilk was founded by Miss Waraporn or Aiw who was born and raised in a weaving family in Surin province. She has learned and been familiar with the real Thai silk for most of her life.

Being in the field of real Thai silk for over 30 years made her understand the authenticity and dedication of each silk piece. Thus, VIP Thaisilk was established with the aim to share the love and beauty of Thai silk to people. VIP Thaisilk only selects authentic silk pieces from all over Thailand. All pieces are guaranteed to be real Thai silk with a premium grade. Each piece is one-of-a-kind!

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 400 × 102 × 1 cm