Thai silk

Thai silk is a handwoven silk cloth from Thailand. It is made from domesticated moths (often with the filament hand reeled) and with the yarns usually dyed brilliant colors, woven of two colors for iridescence, or printed. It is a plain weave, lustrous fabric of varying weights. It usually has slight slubs in the weft.

While silk had been woven in Asia for thousands of years, Thai silk grew into an important industry after WWII when an ex-pat American soldier by the name of Jim Thompson worked to build a world-wide market for the fabric which he found being made in a few places.

Uses: Blouses, dresses, suits, neckties

See also:
Doupioni silk
Pongee
Shantung
Tussah


Thai silk

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