What is silk made from?
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
Mudmee silk with Kum Nop Pha Kao Noi pattern is an applied pattern that combines the gable and ancient gable mee patterns together. Then used to write patterns with gold glitter glue to add value and beauty to the fabric and it was made from real Thai silk. Furthermore, Mudmee silk with Kum Nop Pha Kao Noi 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 green-gray, silver bronze double-sided chandelier Woven with a bark-colored warp. 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
Few way to us Thai silk
- 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
3 tips to take care of 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.
The beginning of VIP Thaisilk
VIP Thaisilk was founded by Miss Waraporn or Aiwi 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. Waraporn, who was born into a family of silk weavers, has transformed into a full-time internet businesswoman. From 2016 to the present, Waraporn has used social media to serve and provide Thai local knowledge and handicraft items to the customers’ eyes. Many clients have learned to trust her, and the majority of her sales are generated by repeat business and word-of-mouth marketing. Her items are simple to purchase, particularly the premium, uncommon, and master-class textiles that some clients may perceive to be rather expensive. However, many buyers frequently return to make further purchases.
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 with 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! She has several weavers, craftsmen, and weaving teams spread out over the area. Therefore, she can produce products this way and distribute them to clients completely.