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           Thai people in each region have learned and exchanged their fabric arts and techniques together. That's why some kinds of clothes are found in many regions. Today, various kinds of local Thai cloth are very attractive souvenirs that gain the popularity from many visitors.

 
 

 
  Types of Thai Cloth  
   
 
  Thai Silk

     The most famous and valuable cloth,
probably the material best identified with Thai craftsmanship. Thai silk is beautiful and long lasting.

     The art of silk making has been hand down for centuries, especially in the North and the Northeast of the Kingdom. The different types of Thai silk with their different patterns are indications of the social status of the wearers.

Thai Silk
 
     
  Pha Mudmee

     One of the most glamorous materials that needs high skill in producing. Its patterns have attracted a wide following. It is found mainly in the Northeast and some provinces in the Central Region. Surat Thani in the South is also a producing area.
 
     
  Pha Jok

     The patterned cloth made with narrow width to be stitched on to the hem of Pha Sin (local skirt). The making of Pha Jok is painstaking and requires special techniques. Pha Jok material can be found in Sukhothai, Uttaradit, Ratchaburi, Suphanburi, Chainat, Uthai Thani and Phichit. The patterns on the material have remained unchanged and are regarded as the most standardized.
 
     
     
     
  Pha Khit

     Elaborate cloth made of both cotton and silk with patterns
produced in silver or gold strands. Its designs and patterns have regional contrasts depending on local preference, raw materials and traditions. It is widely made in the Northeast as well as in some provinces in the North and the Central Plain.

Pha Khit
 
     
  Pha Khit Jok
     The combination of the two types of materials to produce more elegant patterns and colors and mostly made in Uthai Thani, Uttaradit and Kalasin.
 
     
  Pha Yok

     A type of material with silver and gold strands either at the hem or throughout the entire piece. Using techniques similar to those applied on Pha Khit. This type of cloth can be found in Chiang Mai, Lamphun and Lampang in the North, Roi Et in the Northeast, and Surat Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat in the South.
 
     
  Pha Muk

     The cloth made by the Thai Puan people in Sukhothai and in Uttaradit. It has added luster of extra strands. The patterns can be either widespread or small which identify the sources of makers.
 
     
   
 
 

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