Silk making has existed in Thailand since ancient times.
The sheen of woven silk cloth it is most admired quality. This comes from the structure of silk fibers, which are triangular in cross-section and so reflect light like prisms. It also has layers of protein that adds luster and smothness to its natural sheen. At the sime time, this fibre is immensely strong for its light weight, and both elastic and supple.
The cloth made from Thai Silk has a relatively coarse texture wiyh uneven, slightly knotty threads. This imperfection gives it a special beauty and extremely suitable for hand weaving.
Today Silk is still and integral part of life in the rural areas. Women work in the rice fields during the plantation and harvesting, and turn to silkworm reeling, spinning, weaving and dyeing during the rest of the year.