History of thai silk

History of thai silk - Rashnee Thai Silk Village, Hua Hin, Thailand

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The silk road to Thailand
History of silk has discovered and originated in China over 4700 years ago during the reign of Emperor Xuanyan. Cultural exchanges and trade between China and Central Asia was established, covering a distance of more than 10,000 kilometers. As silk was the main commodity being traded, this route become known as the silk road.

By the advent of the Christian calendar, the horticulture has spread to India, and Indo-Chinese Peninsula, including Thailand. Between the ninth to the fourteenth century, the practice had spread to the North African States, to Spain, Italy, France and into the Americas.

The Development of silk worm stork
- Bombyx mandarina
- Bivoltine Silk worm Foreign stock Hatched twice per Annam
- Univoltine Silk worm Foreign stock Hatched once per Annam
- Multivotine silk worm Thai stock Numerous hatching per Annam
- Thai Half-breed

A Product of Nature
"Hoog tae gi, Si tae gon" (Looms of days gone by, colors of gester year) is an old folk saying which refers to a time when Thais wove cloths for clothing and everyday use using the loom, and dying them with natural colors, the majority being derived from plants, including the bark, leaves, fruit, and flowers of the plant. Some were derived from animals such as the Krang ( lae-producing insect), the dying techniques differing for each item used.

  • Color - Plant Dyes and Part used.
  • Red - safflower, annatto seedpods, krang
  • Blue - stem and leaves of the Indigo plant
  • Yellow - Turmeric, mango bark, mangosteen (Purple Mangosteen - a tropical evergreen tree, believed to have originated in the Sunda Islands and the Moluccas of Indonesia) skin the tips of wild almond leaves
  • Black - Ebony fruit
  • Pink - Kapok tree bark
  • Brown - Banana leaves, Coconut husk, Mangosteen skin of the red cotton fruit
  • Purple - Jambolan fruit


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    Location and Contact
    Rashnee Thai Silk Village
    181 Naebkhehars Rd
    77110 Hua Hin
    Tel: +66(32)53115557
    Fax: +66(32)531154

    Distance to public transportation

    • Distance From Airport > 100 KM
    • Distance From Beach 0-1 KM
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    • Distance From Public Transportation 0-1 KM
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