Naiyanee: Mudmee Pastels
92" x 40" 100% Heavy Raw Silk Ikot or Mudmee Handwoven Shawl or Coverlet by Naiyanee Srikanthimarak.
Typically woven by Isan villagers, Naiyanne is unusual as a city dweller who fell in love with Thai folk fabrics. She was inspired to weave a much heavier fabric. She apprenticed intensively for three months in the villages, eventually being taken in as a "daughter". The result is silk mudmee that is soft ot the touch & warm enough to be used as a blanket.
I have been lucky to become her good friend. She has visited me here in the Northwest when she was on her way to the Weaver's Convergence show in San Francisco. She is as delightful as her fabrics.
This gorgeous piece is a one of a kind beauty.
Naiyanee encouraged me to wash these pieces because silk is the strongest fiber ...love them & use them. I have been doing this for years in perfection.
Machine Wash in Cold Water/Tumble Dry on Low Heat
Shown on the Tribal Textiles Southeast Asia Page as well as on Silk Scarves page under Accessories.
Please refer to the information on mudmee weaving on the Tribal Textiles from South East Asia page under Ethnographic Fabrications.
Handwoven in Thailand by Naiyanee