The Learning Process of Hand-Woven Silk Design and Product for Silk Tourist Village, Buriram Province

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Sombat Prajonsant


Buriram Province is a hub for sericulture wisdom, and is recognized for Mudmee silk quality products. Considering the consumers’ diverse needs, the community is urged to develop their hand-woven Ikat or Mudmee silk products to meet the demands, which involve seeking preferred motifs, colours and fabrics. This project provides knowledge on Mudmee motif design techniques and colour design by optical estimation and changing the hue by neutral-warp threads. A target group of 30 weavers from 5 silk tourist villages were selected for training, which was provided in the form of workshop. The results showed that all groups were able to integrate newly acquired knowledge with the local wisdom and produced 40 prototypes. Through marketing process, it is noted that the customer’s purchase is influenced by colour variation and novelty, and trendy patterns. In conclusion, the village sustains the knowledge and continues improving their products.


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Prajonsant, S. (2020). The Learning Process of Hand-Woven Silk Design and Product for Silk Tourist Village, Buriram Province. Area Based Development Research Journal, 12(2), 132-143. Retrieved from
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