Traditional craftsmanship met modern design when Noi and David married, before dawn in the village of Sokgnuluam, Thailand. (Mischief also met intelligence but that’s another story.)
Incidentally, Sokgnulam means "the village of the pythons," but there are very few left so the wedding proceeded peacefully.
Noi’s mother Kumpai liked David very much and thought that he looked splendid in his crisp white linen suit. But David seemed just a bit on the serious side and not very Thai.To alleviate this problem Kumpai had some Thai clothes made for him from her best mudmee silk - made by tying and dyeing the silk yarn by hand before weaving.
The women in Noi’s family have been in the silk business for a very long time. Recent finds by archeologists indicate silk making in Thailand dates back some 4.000 years, making Thai silk the oldest in the world.