Thai Silk Village is a famous factory in Chiang Mai which produces real natural silk. It has a showroom and a shop where you can buy silk fabric of various colors and shades, as well as clothes, suits, ties, scarves, tablecloths, the items for home and office, and interesting gifts and souvenirs.
The touch of natural silk is so gentle; it’s a great pleasure to wear clothes made of it. It is proved that silk has a healing effect on the body. Imagine how much pleasure you can get from dinner if the tablecloth is made of natural silk. Thai silk is famous all over the world. Silk created in Chiang Mai is considered to be the one of exceptional quality. How rich is its palette of colors! Specific patterns give an exotic touch to fabrics, raising the mood of anyone who sees it.
The production of silk is both complicated and interesting. The silk moth lays eggs, which then develop into silk larvae. A month later, they begin to build a cocoon from a single silk strand, the length of which varies from 500 to 1,500 meters, depending on the type of silkworm that produces it. A silk thread used for producing fabric is made from strands of several cocoons, by swinging them together on a wooden spindle. This process is quite time-consuming and it takes about 40 hours to make about 500 grams of silk. Skeins of silk yarn are soaked in hot water to remove additional substances produced by the larvae. Then the fabric is woven on a hand loom.
To visit Chiang Mai and not buy a beautiful bright scarf made of genuine silk is simply unacceptable. Also here in Thai Silk Village, you can buy tunics, dresses, skirts, ties, shirts and even silk suits. Such gifts will surely be worn with great joy. Rolls of silk fabric for every taste are also sold there.
A distinctive feature of Thai silk is its two-color play in the light. Pay attention to this, as you choose your purchase. In the showroom, you will be able to see with your own eyes all the stages of the complex production of silk. You will learn how hard Thai women work to produce this wonderful natural fabric.
Thai Silk Village working hours - from 08:30 a.m. till 17:30 p.m.
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