Mudmee Textiles of Thailand – Stamps on Thailand Heritage Conservation Day 1999
Mudmee is a hand woven Thai silk or Cotton Fabric that come from Isaan, Thailand’s north eastern region that is made up of 17 Provinces on the Korat Plateau. Mudmee is produced through tying in the desired pattern with straw, hay or Banana ropes. The rope stops water from affecting the silk or cotton yarns,whilst dyeing it in the process.The tied yarns move through the dyeing process but only the untied yarns absorb the dye. Then it is woven to create variety of designs combining colored areas to produce patterns.
Thailand issued a set of four stamps on Mudmee textiles and featured the following designs.
2 Baht – Hooks & Squids Motif
4 Baht – Royal Umbrella motif
12 Baht – Naga upholding the Baisi Motif
15 Baht – Naga upholding a flower plant motif.
A FDC is listed.