"Prae-wa Kalasin" TheQueen of Thai silk | THAILAND 🇹🇭กระดานสนทนาแบบมีรูปภาพประกอบ โพสท์โดย อ้ายเติ่ง
Model: Manita Kahawis (Miss Young Grand Kalasin)
Costume: โสภา กาฬสินธุ์
Makeup Artist: ครูเป้ พยุงศักดิ์
Photographer: ไกรวิชญ์ จำปารัตน์
Many Thai silk aficionados consider Praewa silk fabric to be the finest silk woven in the Kingdom. This legendary fabric deserves its title as the “Queen of Thai Silks”.
"Praewa Kalasin Thai silk" refers to pieces of silk woven in motifs using the kit(ขิด) and the jok(จก) techniques. Thrown silk is used for warp and weft, while supplementary threads are added when weaving motifs.
The Praewa Kalasin production area is located in Kham Muang, Sahasakant, and Somdej Districts and Sam Chai Subdistrict of Kalasin Province, northeastern Thailand.
The Phu Tai was a group of people who migrated across the Mekong River from South China and settled down, mostly in the area of the Phupan mountain range, in north-eastern Thailand. They still maintain their culture, tradition, beliefs, way of dress, and weaving craft.
Girls are taught the art of weaving when they are 9-15 years old. Most Phu Tai weavers live in Ban Phone Village of Kham Muang District, Kalasin Province, an area renowned for its wisdom in weaving silk fabric with the distinctive kit and the jok designs.
These techniques have been handed down from earlier generations, and have undergone continuous development.
Fine single strands of lustrous silk are used in the weaving of Praewa Kalasin Thai silk, making it an invaluable piece of art that is inherently tied to the Kalasin people’s way of life.