Handwoven Thai Mudmee (ikat) Silk – Dok Monta Flower Pattern


This intricate Mudmee (ikat) silk piece is woven by hand from natural silk in a beautiful white ivory cream color. The unique pattern of “Monta flower” will give a beautiful and inviting look to your fabric like the heaven flower!

It was woven on Thai traditional handloom with the traditional processes that have been passed down through generations along with their weaving expertise by a local and experienced artisan in Thailand.

This piece is unique in both color and the pattern. You can be sure that this is an art piece!

Design: “Monta Flower”
Size: 1.02 x 4 meters (width x length)
Color Tone: White Ivory 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 shows 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.

Over 3 months long to make this stunning piece

The whole process to make this particular piece took more than 3 months! The weavers patiently combine thread after thread to create one precious piece! Each process has to be well-prepared and dedicatedly woven into the fine piece. The more color you see on this piece, the more tying and dying process will be.

Flower from heaven pattern

Mudmee silk with “Monta Flower pattern is inspired by the flower that is believed to be a nectar flower from heaven. Monta flower is in the same family with magnolia. The design of this pattern was inspired by the Monta flower to convey the beauty of the Monta flower.

The ancient Thai people believed that any house planted Monta tree in their home would make their houses sacred because Monta flower is a celestial flower that resides in the heavens and has fallen into the outer world. In addition, there is another belief that any house planting Monta tree in the house will create a beautiful and inviting look. Monta flowers are light yellow or white which gives a beautiful and dazzling look. When they bloom, the aromatic scent also stays for a long time. Therefore, the color tones of the flowers and the outline of the flower came out as a weaving pattern


Comes with multi purposes
  • Great for tailor to skirt or dress on your special occasions
  • A house decoration or curtain to add Thai style to your home
  • Fabric display on the frame like a piece of art
  • A gift to your special ones


Little tips to care for Thai Silk
  • Best is to hand wash. Do not put it in washing machine.
  • Thai silk can be washed in lukewarm water but only with the mildest soap, then rinse the silk in vinegar to retain its original luster and allow it to drip dry in the shade.
  • Thai silk should be ironed on the inside just before it is dry or else put a damp cloth over the silk and iron.
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