Weaving techniques from Thailand

Not long ago my friend Pooh from Thailand took me to a small village up north called: Baan Don Lae and showed me one of the most antique techniques in Thai weaving “Pa Tor Teen Jok”. Actually and sadly the technique will soon be lost, since the master of weaving will take the secrets of weaving with her. I met her, her name is Yai Gae  (Yai = grandmum /Gae = her nickname), she was a lovely woman with a life dedicated to weaving, she is considered one of the best in the region. The new generation seems not to have any interest in keeping this art going, it takes too much time and effort and it’s never well paid in the abundant over exploited markets for tourists around Thailand famous for bargaining. It was a beautiful, nevertheless, afternoon to  be spent in the company of the few ladies that still do this art and they do it right. That day most of the women went to the temple since it was a religious holiday, so they were not caught in action and many were not at home. But still some of them were around like Yai Gae and shared with me their work, their patterns and looms where day spend their days weaving away. Enjoy!

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How the weaver follow pattern in the process of weaving.

weaving loom from thailand tribe

Close up of a weaver’s loom.

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Patterns used by weavers to follow in the weaving process.

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weaving loom from Thailand

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The Master of weaving Yai Gae and my friend Pooh.

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Photos Via: My Canon G12, Special thanks to my friend Pooh and all the ladies from the village.

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  1. Elvira Munoz
    Sep 22, 2011 @ 03:26:12

    Amiga que alegria ver tus blogs. Por Regina supe de ti y de tu vida .
    Un abrazo no tengo tu correo.

    Me encanta lo que haces yo tambien estoy en Pinterest,

    Hasta pronto,

    Elvira

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