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The objectives of this qualitative research were to study: 1) the wisdom of Teen Jok weaving of Lao Khrang ethnic group in Phrong Madua Sub-district Municipality, and 2) Teen Jok weaving techniques of Lao Khrang ethnic group in Phrong Madua Sub-district Municipality. The 8 informants were ancient local weaving group members in Phrong Madua Sub-district Municipality, selected through the purposive sampling method. Data collected by using an in-depth interview, and the instruments were a semi-structured interview. Data were analyzed by using content analysis.
The results found that:
- The wisdom of Teen Jok weaving of Lao Khrang ethnic group in Phrong Madua Sub-district Municipality uses cotton and silk. The weaving technique is “Jok”, generating beautiful and unique weaving fabrics which express lifestyle, belief, custom, and tradition of Lao Khrang community. The weaving patterns and designs are geometry and represent the identity of flower pattern and Dvaravati pattern.
- The weaving apparatus of Lao Khrang ethnic group is an ancient local loom. The weaving technique is “Jok” which is weaving fabric with quill to create various patterns. During weaving, the weaver add more warp and weft yarns to slip up and down, and arrange thread lines continuously for periodical design. This local “Jok” weaving technique can alternate the colors caused different patterns and colors.
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