Silk-making

Lamai Homestay and Guesthouse and Tours, Thailand

TOURS IN THE NORTH-EAST [ISAN]

ISAN COUNTRY CRAFTS – SILK MAKING

THIS TOUR INCLUDES ONE-TO-ONE PERSONAL TUITION AND 3 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION FOR 6950 BAHT PLUS COST OF MATERIALS USED.

Spend three days in the company of silk-makers whose village regularly wins the Queen’s Award for Excellence in Silk Production. A unique opportunity to be part of a rural community in an area of Thailand where silk is still made in the traditional way – each process, from breeding the silk worms to dyeing, spinning, and weaving takes place in the village homes using hand-made equipment.

You will also have the satisfaction of knowing that you have helped to supplement the village income. The entire female population of the village is involved in silk production and it is their only means of support. Their daily income is around 150 Baht per person.

Meals: Dinner

Pick up from Sida bus stop or Bua Yai train station and transfer to homestay. Evening meal and overnight accommodation will be provided. Depending on time of arrival, there may be time to walk around Ko Phet village before retiring.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

A member of the family will take you step by step through the silk-making stages, starting with catching the silk moth and feeding the silk worms with fresh mulberry leaves which you will collect from the garden.You will then learn the simple processes of boiling and spinning the silk from the eggs which you will also collect.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Here you will be shown how to tie-dye the silk thread and then how to set up the loom ready for the weaving. The success of the pattern depends entirely on the accuracy of the loom’s setting.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This is the day the weaving will take place when you should be able to make enough silk to take home a beautiful and unique silk scarf.

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Meals: Breakfast -Tour ends after breakfast.

Transfer to bus- stop at Sida or Bua Yai train station for onward journey OR stay an additonal night OR combine with one of our other tours.

Children under 2 – FREE in parents’ room.

Transfer to/from Sida bus stop – free.

Services included in the price:
All meals as outlined in the itinerary
Admission fees where applicable

Services not included in the price:
Alcoholic drinks. Flights, trains, bus fares and other transport costs other than those outlined in the itinerary.

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