A B O U T
Crafts and Handwoven Fabrics
Founded in 2015, Jidapa Thaicraft Company Limited is based in Bangkok, Thailand. We have since become a leading online retailer of premium handwoven textiles and crafts.
Inspired by a profound fascination with Thai textiles, our journey began as avid collectors. However, our passion evolved, leading us to fulfill our initial desire to deliver high-quality textiles and bolster local artisans. We're committed to popularizing traditional Thai textiles such as Praewa, Mudmee, and Kid Yok Dok, with a mission to pass on the knowledge and appreciation of Thai textiles to younger generations. We extend beyond mere provision of raw fabrics. Looking forward, our long-term vision involves the creation of new product lines revolving around Thai textiles. Through our efforts, we aim to bring the beauty and heritage of Thai textiles into the modern era.
Mudmee textile (a.k.a. Ikat) refers to the technique of producing by "tie-dyed" or "tied threads".
Mudmee is traditionally made by tying straw, hay, or banana ropes in the desired pattern. The ropes prevent water from affecting the silk while dyeing them. The dye is only absorbed by the untied yarns. The method is repeated as many times as necessary depending on the desired color variations. Following that, each silk yarn is woven to produce a variety of designs by combining the colored areas to produce patterns.
Praewa is also known as the Queen of Thai Silk. The combination of Khid and Jok techniques is used as a special procedure for weaving Praewa Silk. It is an exclusive woven made by the Phu Thai community in the Northeast of Thailand.
In order to meet international demand, our brand collaborated with local artisans to create contemporary patterns and colour palettes.
KHID & YOK
Yok-Dok's weaving technique (also known as damask weaving) is a decorative design of etched patterns with either gold or silver threads.
Khid's weaving technique is done by a reel hook to pick up the warp yarns and then inserts a shuttle under them from one side to another side along the direction of the weft yarns to create a finely detailed pattern that can be seen from both front and back of the fabric.
Rather than serving raw textiles, our store offers silverware such as a silver handbag, earrings, and belts all in one place to complete our look. Historically, silver and gold accessories were worn with Thai traditional attire to demonstrate social status; however, Thais have continued to practice this practice to this day.
Jidaa, a subsidiary of Jidapa thaicraft Co., Ltd., promotes the elegance of handcrafted and botanically dyed fabrics by tailoring them into feminine silhouettes that provide the pivotal finishing touch to timeless impeccable looks.