This elegant heart shaped gift box is made from Thai silk. Thai silk is produced from the cocoons of thai silkworms.Today, Thai silk is considered to be one of the finest fabrics in the world, a product of a unique manufacturing process and bearing unique patterns and colors.After silk originated in ancient China where the practice of weaving silk began around 2,640 BCE, Chinese merchants spread the use of silk to different regions throughout Asia through trade. Some historical accounts indicate that archaeologists found the first fibers of Thai silk to be over 3,000 years old in the ruins of Baan Chiang, Thailand, the site is considered by many to be Southeast Asia's oldest civilization.Since traditional Thai silk is hand woven, each silk fabric is unique and cannot be duplicated through commercial means.In addition, Thai silk has a unique luster, with a sheen that has two unique blends: one color for the warp and another for the weft. Color changes as you hold the Thai silk fabric at varying angles against light.
© Puppie2008 | Dreamstime.com