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December 01st, 2007

Silk Production in Pakthongchai, Near Khprat Joint Excursion of The Thai Textile Society and The National Museum Volunteers

Leader: Ruth Gerson
Expert guide: Ken Sura
Times: 7:00 p.m. returning between 18:00 – 19.00 p.m.
Ground floor lobby of Dusit Thani Hotel

Donation: B1800 for members, B2000 for non-members.

Reservations: Thai Textile Society info@thaitextilesociety.org

Or Khun Chotinan

Deadline: Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Full payment will be required as soon as your booking is confirmed. Please note that places are limited so please book early!

You can pay directly to Ruth Gerson

This trip will focus on the traditional silk production in Pakthongchai, about 20 kmfrom Nakorn Ratchasima (Khorat), where we shall see the use of natural dyes on silk in the Royal Project, then visit the silk yarn production where we can observe weaving by hand looms, after lunch we’ll visit the hand silk-screen printing workshop, from there we’ll go to observe the batik and tied dye techniques. Our last stop will be the Silk Culture Center for shopping. Lunch is included and we’ll eat at Rabaeng Nam.

Drop off will be back at the Dusit Thani Hotel.

Trip leader will be Ruth Gerson, member of both Thai Textile Society and the National Museum Volunteers. Our guide will be Ken Sura (Khun Sura Tirasathaporn) who was born in Pakthongchai, and where his family has produced silk there for several generations. He holds a degree in Fashion Marketing from Texas, USA, and he is the founding member of the Khorat Thai Silk Association. Ken is also the fashion editor of Silk Magazine and the Managing Director of the Silk Master Shop for King Power Duty Free.