Handwoven-Thai Mudmee (Ikat) Silk – Ji Pet (Applied) Pattern

$ 550.00

Mudmee silk with Ji Pet pattern Use traditional patterns It is made from A-grade micro silk and uses the 3 tako weaving technique, making the fabric softer and tighter than usual.

This product is one-of-a-kind in terms of color and pattern. Every step was done by hand, using customary methods passed down through generations, as well as their weaving skills. You can be certain that this is a masterpiece!

Design: Ji Pet Pattern
Size: 1.02 x 4 meters (width x length)
Color Tone: Purple shrimp paste, the ancient gray fabric and woven with purple warp.

Mudmee’s unique selling point is its process. Each color and pattern is linked to a certain dye. The more colors there are, the more processes there are. Every seemingly basic design exhibits an artisanal degree of detail that demonstrates how much care went into the development of this piece!

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Description

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 40 days to make this stunning piece

The whole process to make this particular piece took more than 40 days! The weavers 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.

A pattern that reflects nature and culture

A pattern that reflects nature and culture

Mudmee silk with Ji Pet pattern is a 3 takor woven silk with 70 flumes, inserted along a squirrel’s tail. It also uses grade A microscopic silk. Specially selected, thus making the fabric tight, uniform, detailed pattern from the meticulous Mudmee technique. The bottom of the fabric is purple shrimp paste, the ancient gray fabric woven with a purple wrap. Moreover, the weaving of each type of fabric depends on the person who can bring a variety of patterns to be modified into their patterns for uniqueness and uniqueness. However, it still uses the original foundation used as inspiration, all from the original foundation from traditional Thai Mudmee weaving, only adjusting the pattern to be more modern according to the era, but remain Thai and still, It probably conveys the roots of the origin very well.

Comes with multi purposes
  • 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

Little tips to care for Thai Silk
  • Best is to hand wash. Do not put it in the 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

Dimensions 400 × 120 × 1 cm