Mat Mee (ikat) from Ban Khaow, Issan, North-eastern Thailand


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Ms. Nujuang, weaver of silk matmee, Issan

Issan has long been acclaimed for its textile weaving traditions. Recently I had the opportunity to visit a weaving village, Ban Ton, on the edge of the town of Ban Khwaow in northeastern Thailand, know as Issan. I met Ms. Nujuang who kindly shared a wealth of information translated by my friend and guide, Mr. Ping. She shows some of her work in this photo, a typical silk matmee for local use as a skirt, wrapped much like a sarong, for important village functions.


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