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Historic silk production thrives in small Chaiya shop

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On a small street in Phum Reang community in Surat Thani stands a silk shop among other concrete shophouses. At first glance, Wanma Mai Thai shop looks like a typical textile store where you can find selections of silk garments for women and men as well as various fine designs of silk cloth. 

Locals preparing silk threads for making yarn.

When you walk inside to the back of the shop, however, you realise that this is not only a shophouse, but a silk-weaving centre where visitors are welcome to learn how locals dye silk yarn and weave silk cloth.

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