Premium Handwoven Thai Mudmee Silk Piece – Zigzaged Rice Grain Pattern

$ 1,150.00

A premium Mudmee silk hand woven by an artisan who equipped with over decades of experience from Khon Kaen province, Thailand. The weaver dedicatedly spent the whole 3 month for the outstanding details and meticulous process.

Woven Thai culture into a piece of fabric!

This consistently beautiful “rice grain” pattern throughout the fabric demonstrates the Thai culture well. Since rice is involved in Thai people’s everyday lives. Unlike any other rice grain patterned pieces, this piece is added with alternating zigzag design with alternating colors making it a vibrant piece of silk fabric.

Every process was done by hand and used traditional method that have been passed down from generations to generation along with their weaving expertise. You can be sure that this is one-of-a-kind piece!

Design: “Rice grain”
Size: 1.02 x 4 meters (width x length)
Color Tone: Purple

The special about Mudmee is its process. Each color and pattern are tied to dye. The more number of colors, the more processes it take. Every seemingly simple designs demonstrate an artisanal level of detail that show how much effort goes into the creation 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-vertilated. 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 special piece

The whole process to make this intricate piece took around 3 months! The weavers patiently combine thread after thread. Each process has to be well-prepared and dedicatedly woven into the fine piece with a unique pattern. The more colors you see on this piece, the more tying and dying process there were.

Simple pattern that displays Thai culture

“Rice Grain” pattern is a pattern that has been woven since the old time. As rice has been an integral part of Thai culture and history for thousands of years. Thailand has a strong tradition of rice production and rice is a main staple food for Thai people. You can see that it is in almost every meal. It is no doubt why this pattern is created. Many weavers do rice farming along with fabric weaving for a living. They have been associated with rice in their everyday lives a lot. Rice is a key part of Thai culture and people.

This piece is designed in rice grain shape, and to make it even more unique, the weaver added alternating zigzag design with alternating blue, purple and yellow throughout the fabric. Rice grain has a small and taper shape. Thus, to create this pattern, it requires a lot of skills and experience of the weavers to make it consistent over the piece. The weaver had well imprinted a Thai culture over this piece of fabric!

 
Comes with multi purposes
  • Great for tailor to skirt or dress on your special occasions
  • Perfect for house decoration or curtain to add Thai style to your home
  • Thai silk fabric display on the frame like a piece of art
  • Beautiful present 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 making 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 102 × 400 × 1 cm