The Original Thai Silk Villages
A look into the original Thai silk weavers of Bangkok
Thai silk has quite a reputation for being one of the best in its kind around the world, making it a very sought after item for foreigners. Producing silk by hand is an ancient practice that has been in Thailand for over 3,000 years, and it's not a simple one!
Silkworms have to be fed, silk yarn has to be dyed and spun, and later skillfully weaved to produce yarns of this silky smooth fabric. This long and meticulous process makes each of these pieces an invaluable, one-of-a-kind work of art. Pahurat’s Textile Market - also called Little India - is the haven of Thai fabric and therefore, Thai silk but beware! You will find some suspicious looking textiles. Protip: If it's too cheap and it doesn't have the signature peacock emblem it probably isn't what you're looking for.