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The Different Types of Silk

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Silk is one of the finest materials that can be used for garment making. Because of its softness and natural sheen, it has been associated with luxury and the upper classes throughout history. Most silk comes from a moth larvae…

What is Meant by “Raw Silk”?

Raw Thai silk scarf

When shopping for Thai silk fabrics and other silk items, you’ll often come across the term “raw silk,” and you may be wondering what exactly is meant by this term. When silk fiber is produced by the silkworm, it contains…

Find Beautiful Thai Silk Fabric Sold By the Yard

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Bangkok is one of the premier shopping destinations of Asia. Tourists from all across the region come to buy luxury goods at Bangkok’s many upscale shopping centers. Besides the brand name watches and handbags from European designers there is also…

Thai Silk Pillow Covers Make a Great Gift

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Thai silk pillow covers are one of the best souvenir items you can get to bring back from a trip to Thailand. If you visit the markets in Bangkok or Chiang Mai, you’ll see a huge selection of silk covers…

Thai Silk Table Runners Make Beautiful Gifts

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Some of the most beautiful handmade products from Northern Thailand are Thai silk table runners and bed runners. You’ll be amazed at the variety of colors and patterns that they come in. Depending on the length, you can have a…

The Best Silk Shirts for Men

Nat Nast straight up silk shirt for men

Silk shirts are a great style for men, especially to wear in warm weather. A short sleeved silk shirt with a collar has the advantage of looking smart and proper, while at the same time the material is breathable and…

Reviewing the Best Silk Cheongsam Chinese Dresses

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A tight-fitting pure silk Cheongsam, or Chinese dress, is maybe the sexiest style of national clothing from any country. You don’t have to be Chinese to look glamorous wearing this body-hugging masterpiece of women’s fashion. A Cheognsam can help any…

How to Buy the Best Silk Robes Online

silk nightgown robe set with hand painted hummingbirds

The best quality silk robes feature beautiful hand painted artwork. Anyone who gets one of these as a gift is sure to be impressed. it’s one of the most romantic, sexy, and classy presents you could give to a wife…

How to Shop for the Best Silk Shawls

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A silk shawl is a great item to have because of its beauty and versatile nature. You can wrap one around your shoulders anytime you feel a little cool, and they also make great travel items in order to keep…

Jim Thompson – The Best in Thai Silk

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Jim Thompson was an American architect and businessman who was born in 1908. He volunteered to serve his country during WWII, and was stationed with the Office of Strategic Services in Bangkok at the the end of the war. Thompson…