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Silk from the Ancient Kingdoms

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Silk from the Ancient Kingdoms

Fabulous silk weavings, batiks, brocades and ikats from Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Indonesia.

Thailand, Cambodia and Laos have long been famous for their silk, and to this day, silkworms are raised and the silk spun and woven in the traditional way by village women on the looms below their homes.

In the past 50 years a complete revival of this dying art has occurred and silk production is now thriving. A look at how and why, and lots of beautiful silk - old and new from these ancient Kingdoms.