Thai exquisite textiles showcased at the Blair House

Last October, the State Department in partnership with Elle magazine jointly organized the first-ever cultural “diplomacy by design” at the US president’s guest house or the Blair House, in Washington, D.C. Royal Thai Embassy in Washington, D.C. also took part in the event and two Thai dresses made of famous Mudmee silk were displayed. Woven in northeastern Thailand, Thai Mudmee silk is a variety of exquisite textiles that Queen Sirikit of Thailand, through her SUPPORT Foundation, has helped restore Thai silk industry and has provided employment and future to over hundred thousand rural women. The dresses showcased were modern, bright and eye-catching that could be an inspiration for elegant and luxurious outfits that Thai silk has such a strong character, a sort of fabric that’s weightless and very sophisticated.