Handwoven Thai Mudmee Silk Piece – Gourd of Indra Pattern

฿ 54,000.00

This beautiful sculpture was created by a Thai craftsman with decades of expertise. This magnificent sculpture took more than 30 days to complete. The “Gourd of Indra” pattern was created from the inspiration combined with the belief of the maker herself.

This piece is unique in both color and pattern. Every process was done by hand and used traditional methods that have been passed down through generations along with their weaving expertise. You can be sure that this is an art piece!

Design: “Nam Tao Phra Indra” (Gourd of Indra)

Size: 1 x 4 meters (width x length)

Color Tone: Purple/Blue

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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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 natural inspired pattern

“Nam Tao Phra Indra” pattern which simply translates to gourd of Indra. The maker who designed this pattern may have been inspired and took ideas from the natural environment to create this new silk pattern. The pattern can be varied and very creative. Gourd-shaped pattern was design and inspired from the gourd plants. Gourd is a commonly grown plant in Thailand and villagers like to cook them. In this pattern, it is mostly referred to the shape of bottle gourd. They have curves that are bottle-shaped. The appearance of the gourd is similar to the number 8, which is believed to be an auspicious number. It is believed to bring the money endlessly and help in good health as well as longevity.

To make it even more precious and creative, the maker added the word “Indra” into the name.  Indra, in Hindu mythology, the king of the gods. He is associated with the sky, lightning, weather, thunder, storms, rains, river flows and war. He is celebrated for his powers, and as the one who kills the great evil. Also, as the god of rain, Indra is an important divinity for an agricultural country such as Thailand. He is shown as fair deity, riding a three-headed elephant called Erawan. Indra is worshiped as one who looks out for the well-being of mankind.

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

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 400 × 100 × 0.1 cm


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