Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Soieries du Mekong, located a stone's throw from the southwest corner of the moat surrounding the temple. This was a real gem of a center where disadvantaged local women are trained to create a range of quality products and where visitors can see the whole process of silk production from the silkworm to the woven krama. The various stages are well sign-posted in three languages and the products sold like hot-cakes to the members of our fam trip. Everyone at the center was ultra-friendly and it was a pleasure to visit. It's open weekdays only between 8am-5pm. Re-arrange these words to be able to weave a krama; degumming, skeins, bobbins, sleying, heddles, treadles, lams, warp yarns, weft yarns and shuttles.