A dark blue, lightweight fabric that was practical for working-class Thai people, Mo Hom was the equivalent to denim in the USA. As with its American counterpart, clothes in this fabric were predominately sold to farmers and construction workers. Just north of Phrae Liew lies the village of Ban Thung Hong, which is home to the production of Mo Hom and where many artisan craftsmen live; these are easy to spot as you pass through the village, by their indigo Mo Hom work-shirts. The craft is a specialty of the Thai Phuan people, originating out of Laos and the creating of garments has been passed through the generations which you can still witness today.
Our Spin: If you don't have enough denim, indigo or tie-dye in your wardrobe then this is the place to come and see how it is made the traditional Thai way and stock up in the shop!
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