scarves made by the ten families whom wichai lailawitmongkhol has taught the traditional art of silk scarf-making in hong hae, thailand

designboom visits the village of hong hae in northeast thailand, where industrial design professor wichai lailawitmongkhol has been teaching a group of women the techniques of the ancient art of silk making.

here designboom documents the process of traditional silk making, from raising the silkworms to the final weaving and binding.

scarves produced by the community are available in our designboom shop.

silk making silk cocoons in bamboo tray image © designboom

silk making natural flowers, fruits, and other materials are used for the dyes image © designboom