Existing Member?

As told by a Visual Storyteller Unknown stories from Asia.

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

The process in Ban Thasawang, a village weaving silk for the elites, is much more complicated than on the semi-automatic loom.  It requires four to five people working together on one piece of fabric. Even though they work as a team, one person always sits below the ground level. Immersed in semidarkness and isolated from the gossips above, staring blankly ahead.  This figure is perhaps the best metaphor for the state of the nation's homegrown industry.

THAILAND | Tuesday, 4 June 2013 | Views [808] | View Larger Image

The process in Ban Thasawang, a village weaving silk for the elites, is much more complicated than on the semi-automatic loom. It requires four to five people working together on one piece of fabric. Even though they work as a team, one person always sits below the ground level. Immersed in semidarkness and isolated from the gossips above, staring blankly ahead. This figure is perhaps the best metaphor for the state of the nation's homegrown industry.

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

Add your comments

In order to avoid spam on these blogs, please enter the code you see in the image.
Comments identified as spam will be deleted.



< previous
5 of 5

Photo Galleries

Where I've been

My trip journals