New Khmer

The Khmer Collection, featuring Thai silk that’s rich in texture, is one of Jim Thompson’s traditional all time ‘Best Sellers’. A medium weight, hand-woven two-ply silk, New Khmer challenges the traditional practice of using the same silk yarn in the warp and weft. Breaking with tradition, New Khmer features a novel design approach in which the silk thread in the warp differs in nature with the silk thread in the weft. The technique results in a highly lustrous fabric that’s smooth and silky in its overall appearance and feel, and yet it is interspersed with intermittent ‘slubs’, the occasional ‘humps and bumps’ typically associated with heavier 4-ply and 6-ply silk such as the popular Mekong. However New Khmer is noticeably lighter in weight, making it a good choice for upholstery and curtains. The beauty of this fabric lies in its weave; it takes considerable talent and experience to achieve just the right tension in the warp. At 54 inches in width, New Khmer is also 6 inches wider than the standard. The New Khmer Collection offers an impressive selection of 69 colors; some such as ivory, plum, brick and blue-blue metallic hues reflecting new trends; others consist of all time ‘best sellers’ and recommended color choices.  

Design Content
100% Silk
Design Width
137cm , 54"
Type of Repeat
N/A
Design Care
DO NOT WASH IRON AT LOW TEMPERATURE DO NOT USE CHLORINE-BASED BLEACH DRY CLEANING IS RECOMMENDED
Usage
Curtains
RICE PAPER / JT010139001 (139 001)