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Shadows on the silk. My Scholarship entry - A 'place' I have visited

Each handmade silk cloth is unique and easily recognizable because of its distinct patterns and occasional knots. The patterns are often a signature of the village or even a family, secretly guarded for generations. In spite of its beauty, the handmade silk attracts less and less buyers every year. Since the markets are overflowing with cheap factory-made silk from China, small looms struggle with distribution.

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Each handmade silk cloth is unique and easily recognizable because of its distinct patterns and occasional knots. The patterns are often a signature of the village or even a family, secretly guarded for generations. In spite of its beauty, the handmade silk attracts less and less buyers every year. Since the markets are overflowing with cheap factory-made silk from China, small looms struggle with distribution.

Tags: silk, thailand, surin, silkworm, village, eco-tourism, culture, traditions, craft, off beat

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