Article 6 | About Thai Silk - Silk-Worms, a Production Monopoly ?
Silk is produced, year round, in Thailand by two types of silkworms, the cultured Bombycidae and the wild Saturniidae worm. Most production is after the rice harvest in the southern and northeast parts of the country. Women traditionally weave silk on hand looms, and pass the skill on to their daughters as weaving is considered to be a sign of maturity and eligibility for marriage. Thai silk textiles often use complicated p..