Calendar Pages -- Silk Weaving in Surin

November 27th, 2010 to November 29th, 2010

Silk Weaving in Surin

Silk Weaving in Surin0


Saturday, 27th November  – Monday,  29th, 2010

Northeast Thailand is known for its fine silk weaving.  The Thai Textile Society will visit a few villages that excel in this craft.  Close to Cambodia, the Surin silks reflect the influence of the neighboring country.  To preserve the high standard in silk weaving, the government established a weaving center in the village of Ban Thasawang with Arjarn Weeratham Trakulngernthai as director and teacher.  Weavers from several other Surin villages have been brought together where they explore new and complex techniques in silk weaving. They have now looms operated by two and four weavers at a time.  Another well-known village near Surin is Khwao Sinarin where mee hol is woven, typical for the region.  We’ll also visit Baa n Kum Pan weaving village in Ubon, and a few artistic sites.

Limited to 10 persons

Please reserve as soon as possible as airline seats are limited.

Member: B11,500 double occupancy.   Non member: B13,500  double occupancy

Single room supplement: (add)  B2.000

A deposit of B3,500 is needed for reservations by November 3, 2010 to secure airline tickets.  Please deposit in account:  Thai Textile Society Kasikorn Bank, - Savings Account Number: 0261  104741,   Siam Square Branch, 430/6-10 Siam Square Soi 3, Rama 2 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Particulars of deposit must be emailed to the address below with your name, date deposited, and the name of your Bank

Reservations and deposit information:

Attention Ruth Gerson  email

(New Email Address forTTS Trips and Events ONLY)

Surin Itinerary

Saturday, 27th Nov.

                   Depart for Ubon by Nok Air from Don Muang Airport at 11:05 am.  Lunch at Indochina Restaurant. Afternoon visit to Pha Taem National Park, to view the prehistoric rock paintings. Return to Ubon, dinner at Champhahom Restaurant. Night in Lai Tong Hotel or Ubon International Hotel.

Sunday, 28th Nov.

                   Depart for Surin District. Visit Wat Burapharam to see its mural paintings. Visit the famous Thasawang silk weaving village,  and Khwao Sinarin weaving village. Night in Thongtharin Hotel in Surin.

Monday, 29th Nov. 

                   Visit Research silk Center in Surin. After lunch depart for Ubon Ratchathani District. Visit Baan Kum Pan weaving village in the Warin Chamrap district.  Visit Khampu silk shop, the finest in Ubon. Dinner at Hongfaa Restaurant, Depart Ubon Ratchathani by Nok Air at 7:55pm arrive in Don Muang Airport at 9 pm

Please reserve as soon as possible as airline seats are limited.