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(ผ้าธรณิน) Dhoranin Cloth: Fabric of the Land

Dhoranin (Th: Dhoranin - Earth) cloth from the Phu Takha local weavers group contains memoire of the prehistoric land itself. Originally woven as household clothing, the weavers then encompassed natural aspect of the land into each strand of their fabric. Long ago, a geologist visited Phu Wiang mountains on his mission only to find out that the colors from this soil did not wash off from his uniform. Amazed by the long-lasting color, locals started using soil as their dye, giving their fabric an earthen hue along with natural coloration.