Vertical bands of purple and blue create a shimmering effect, enhanced by delicate details in 14-karat gold. Orasa Khunsangkham stylishly orchestrates 100% silk thread, as bhurahong floral motifs recall ancient Thai artistry. A form-fitting acquisition for the modern wardrobe.
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The Thai name for this luxurious technique of brocaded silk is yok dok. Silver and gold threads are made of finely beaten silver and 14-karat gold wrapped around a silk core. Formerly from the southern district of Nakhon Sri Thammarat, these precious brocaded silks were exclusively hand-woven to dress the King, the court, and the high-ranking officials, earning the Thai court its reputation for opulence. Over time, the rich and even the commoners were slowly allowed to own the royal fabric. Regrettably, the art of gold and silver silk brocade has practically died out, and only a few persons are still engaged in this particular craft. Orasa Khunsangkham is one of them, preserving at the same time this ancient technique and the exquisite motifs of Lanna (northern Thailand).