Where is the center of the silk industry in Thailand?

Where is Thai silk produce farm?

The 96 hectare (240 acres) Jim Thompson Farm is in Pak Thong Chai in Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) province in north-east Thailand (about three hours drive from Bangkok). Established in 1988, Pak Thong Chai farm is in the district with a long tradition for silk production.

What is the silk industry in Thailand?

By estimates, about half a million of farm households are engaged in the silk industry with the annual production of 700 tons for native silk yarns; about 16 tons for thrown silk yarns, and about 3.5-4.5 million square meters of silk fabric are annually produced.

Where did silk come from in the 17th century?

Not every country which grew silk could produce a suitable quality. In the 17th-18th century there were two main sources. The first was China and it was imported into Europe with other goods by the English, French and Dutch East India Companies.

What is authentic Thai silk fiber?

“Thai silk has triangular fibers that reflect light like prisms,” experts say. “It also has layers of protein, which gives it a natural sheen and makes it lustrous and smooth. Silk is an insect fiber and superior to any animal or plant fiber. Thai silk fiber is strong but lightweight; it is elastic but supple.”

Is a silk born in Vietnam?

Vietnam Golden Thread Silks were born in Vietnam. Many of our Vietnamese fabrics originated from Ha Dong, the center of weaving and sericulture (silk worm production) for centuries.

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