• Product Code: 7868
  • Made by: Amporn Kantee

Made in THAILAND

Gold brocade silk scarf, 'Green Tea'

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Description:

Master weaver Amporn hand-weaves this beautiful scarf with Thai silk. She brocades the ends with threads made of genuine gold. In Thailand this scarf is called "pha sabai," a long and narrow cloth for woman to wrap around one breast with one end draped over one shoulder and hanging down the back. This traditional accessory could be also used as a table runner.

The types of silk produced in different parts of the world have their own unique and textures and sheens. Thai silk has distinctive features that are different from the Chinese, Indian and Italian silks. It is light, soft to the touch and one of the finest fabrics in the world.

This scarf is made with "Pha Mai Yok Dok." "Pha Mai" means silk and "Yok Dok" is a weaving technique where the patterns are set in the warp with additional pattern heddles placed behind the main heddles and suspended over the warp with a support hung from the frame. For this item, the gold threads are made of finely beaten gold wrapped around a silk core.

This is a unique item.

Being handmade with a natural fiber, this scarf may vary slightly in colors, motifs, weight and size. The weave could also show small flaws or joins in the thread.


Details:

Size: 23 cm W x 230 cm L

Weight: 0.071 kg

Materials: 100% silk and gold threads (80% of 14k).

Care instructions: To keep its original appearance and texture, this item should only be dry-cleaned.


About the Artisan:

This product is handcrafted by Amporn Kantee. She was born into a farming family in 1953 and grew up in the village of her birth in Lamphun Province. "As a Thai woman from a small village, when I look back I think I have always done the best I could for my family and community. I am happy with what I do and what I have. I live a simple life and don’t want much more than what I have today," says the master weaver.

... Read Amporn's full biography on Ezistock Blog.


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