LAMPHUN THAI SILK
Yok Dok (Brocade) silk weaving of Lamphun has its beginnings in "Khum Jao", although in the past cotton weaving has been practiced before, but it was a brocade weaving with ordinary patterns, not very elegant, until her consort, Chao Dararasmi which is a relative of the governor of Lamphun has conveyed the knowledge of weaving brocade silk with beautiful and unusual patterns, which was learned from the royal court of Siam to Princess Suanbunchaya of Major General Chak Khamkhajornsak, the last ruler of Lamphun and Princess Lamjiak. Later, the weaving of brocade silk was distributed to the public in general. The villagers in Muang district and Pa Sang finally have expertise in weaving brocade Thai silk.
When there is a train route from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, there has been high demand for brocade silk from the capital. After the change of government in 1938, during which Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram became prime minister, a series of cultural mandates were issued by the government. People were encouraged to adopt Western attire as opposed to traditional clothing styles. Lamphun's brocade Thai silk has become an extremely popular handicraft. And many weaving mills started to expand in Lamphun such as Khum Princess Suanbun Weaving Mill, Princess Lamjiak Textile Mill, Aunt Kham Waen Weaving Mill, Aunt Fong Kham, Aunt Chan Dee, Aunt Boonsri, Aunt Nuan Kaew, Grandma Bua Pan, Aunt Chan Nuan and Lamphun Thai silk.
The Lamphun Thai silk (Yok Dok) weaving groups began to gathered at the beginning of 1992 and have preserved the ancient pattern of brocade silk, which is the identity of Lamphun, such as the Dok Kaew pattern or the Pikul pattern, and also created new patterns for use in various royal ceremonies and contemporary fashion apparel events.
Lamphun's woven textiles industry has made progress and has been able to control the quality of woven fabrics to an excellent standard. By selecting genuine Thai silk, yellow cocoons for weaving, the fabric is therefore dense, weightless, durable, color does not fade and absorbs sweat well. The Lamphun Thai Silk Group has made a process in advancing the development of the fabric by applying Nanotechnology and natural colors to dye the silk, giving the fabric waterproof and stain resistant properties, which is suitable for use in interior works and fashion designs.
|Year 2000,||Lamphun Thai Silk Group received an award for outstanding community development at the district level from the Department of Community Development, Ministry of Interior.|
|Year 2001,||Received a Seal of excellence award for Handicraft Products in Southeast Asia by UNESCO-AHPADA. and won the 1st prize in many types of Brocade Thai silk contest under the category of woven silk.|
|Year 2002,||Received a certificate from the Center for Non-Formal Education for an Outstanding community learning center in Lamphun Province. In the same year, we were awarded the first prize for Brocade Thai Silk from the World Silk Conference at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center.|
|Year 2003,||Awarded for the first prize of an outstanding product from the Northern Fabric Product Contest (One Tambon One product) , awarded by Lt. Col. Thaksin Shinawatra, Prime Minister.|
|Year 2004,||Received the community product standard mark certificate from the Bureau of Industrial Product Standards, Ministry of Industry.|
|Year 2005,||Received a certificate of trademark registration for local silk products from the Trademark Office Department of Intellectual Property Registration No. C221991|
|Year 2006,||Awarded EXCELLENCE PRIZE from MIT DESIGN AWARD 2006 in MADE IN THAILAND show event.|
|Year 2007,||Received 2 winners of the "Product Award from provincial-level silk, from the ‘Chalermprakiet Mulberry Silk Center Chiang Mai’ according to the project to push the Thai silk products to the world market|
|Year 2008,||Awarded a certificate of outstanding product, 5 stars, in the category of Brocade Thai Silk in the OTOP PRODUCT CHAMPION project, given on December 23, 2008.|
|Year 2009,||Received the certification mark for Thai silk products, ROYAL THAI SILK, CLASSIC THAI SILK, THAI SILK from the Mulberry Silk Institute by Her Majesty Queen Sirikit and was given permission to use the service mark of Lamphun Province Quality Products (LAMPHUN BRAND) on May 13, 2009.|
|Year 2010,||Granted a permission to use the GI (Geography Indicator) mark from the Lamphun Provincial Administration Organization.|
|Year 2012,||Received the Grand Prize Royal award for Brocade silk contest, in the Royal Peacock badge event inheriting the legend of Thai silk, In honor of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on the auspicious occasion of Her Majesty's 80th birthday.|
|Year 2012,||Received an award for entrepreneurs in the field of GI product for the year 2012 from the National Bureau of Agricultural Commodity and Food Standards, given on October 9, 2012.|
|Year 2013,||Awarded a certificate of outstanding product with a 5-star rating in the category of apparel fabrics for the project of selecting the best one Tambon One Thai products 2012 (OTOP PRODUCT CHAMPION) received on March 1, 2013.|
|Year 2013,||Received the first prize in Royal Peacock brand silk contest at the Royal Peacock badge event, inheriting the legend of Thai silk in honor of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on the auspicious occasion of Her Majesty’s 81st birthday.|
|Year 2014,||Received the first prize Royal Peacock brand silk contest at the Royal Peacock badge event, inheriting the legend of Thai silk in honor of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on the auspicious occasion of Her Majesty’s 82nd birthday.|
|Year 2015,||Received certification for environmental- friendly production in the category of small textile production, (G Silver) for the year 2015 by the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion. Given by the Ministry of Natural Resources on July 7, 2015.|
|Year 2016,||Awarded a certificate of outstanding product with a 5-star rating in the category of apparel fabrics for the project of selecting the best one Tambon One Thai products 2016 (OTOP PRODUCT CHAMPION) received on October 25, 2016.|
|Year 2016,||Received the Royal Award by Her Majesty Queen Sirikit in the Royal Peacock Silk Contest (12th edition of continuing the legend of Thai silk), organized by the Mulberry Silk Department on 13-17 July 2017 at Impact Exhibition and Convention Center, Muang Thong Thani.|
|Year 2017,||Received the Grand Prize award for Brocade silk contest, in the Royal Peacock badge event year 2017|
|Year 2019,||Received the first prize in the outstanding OTOP product contest of Lamphun Province (Provincial Star OTOP : PSO)|
|Year 2020,||January 6, 2020 Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya came to the auditorium of Somdej Phra Maha Ratchamangkalajarn to observe the local products in the from the 17 provinces in the North, HRH gave advice on the processing of Lamphun Yok Dok Silk.|
|Year 2021,||Attended the Mudmee Fabric “Lai Kor” Pattern handover ceremony, which the specific pattern was bestowed by Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya.The governor of Lamphun was the Royal representative to award the patterns. Princess Sirivannavari Narirat Rajakanya has bestowed the pattern and techniques to every weavers group.|
|Year 2022,||On March 5, 2022, Attended the reception of Her Royal Highness Princess Rajakanya Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya to receive advice on enhancing the product's development to be more modern and international. Lamphun Thai Silk Group has improved and added value to fabric by adding fine tinsel with the ancient method, adding beauty and value to the Brocade Thai Silk.|