Premium Handwoven Thai Mudmee (Ikat) Silk Piece – Traditional Thai Pendant Pattern

$ 450.00

A premium Mudmee silk from Khon Kaen province, Thailand made by an artisan who is equipped with over decades of experience. The whole process took at least 3 months to make this intricate piece from the traditional method.

The “Soi Jao Nang” motif in heather purple, a traditional Thai pendant or Tub Suang pendant. This pattern truly presents a sense of a Thai tradition! A perfect piece that gives aesthetic with a positive and soothing tone.

It comes with a unique 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 a one-of-a-kind piece!

Design: “Soi Jao Nang” (Tub Suang pendant)
Size: 1.02 x 4.00 meters (width x length)
Color Tone: Purple (heather)

Mudmee’s unique selling point is its process.  Each hue 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.

As long as 3 months 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.

Not just a simple pattern

This Mudmee silk piece comes with a creative pattern that imprinted a Thai tradition on it. “Soi Jao Nang” pattern is inspired by a long necklace in rhombus shape decorated with diamonds in the middle in the middle
and embedded with gemstone, that is called Tab Suang in Thai. Tab Suang necklace is often worn with the Thai traditional costume. In the past, jewelry was only for royalty and nobility. Tab Suang is like an insignia that indicates the status and class because it was designed and crafted with very high value gemstones.

    

This pattern is designed to be a pendant of Tab Suang necklace which gives such an aesthetic sense to the piece. Not only the beautiful design, this pattern brings the highness and preciousness for the owner or weaver like the rare and high value gemstones that are in the Tab Suang necklace. It is also a pattern that gives a sense of a Thai tradition!

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 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 × 102 × 1 cm