Thai Silk








Thai silk has won the hearts of people worldwide for a long time and it has become one of the symbols of the country. In order to honor Her Majesty Queen Sirikit and to promote and publicize Thai silk and silk products, Thailand Post has requested permission from Her Majesty the Queen to present then Royal Peacock brand, which certifies the high quality of Thai silk, on postage stamps and to use hand-woven silk as part of the stamps. The Royal Peacock brand will be presented in embossed foil in four colors--gold, silver, dark blue and green.
     
In order to add more value to the stamp collection, postage stamp sheets have been made into two types. The first type features a peacock embroidered with brown silk thread on the golden silk material; the second type presents a peacock embossed on golden foil, on a white silk material. This is the first time that this innovation has been used in an issue of postage stamps.


Issue Name :

The 25th Asian International Stamp Exhibition Commemorative Stamps (2nd Series) - Amazing Thai Silk

Quantity of stamps: 500,000 pieces per design
Composition: 4 stamps per sheet

Printing Process: Handmade Thai silk postage stamp combines with lithography and metallic foil hot stamp
Designer: Mayuree Narknisorn (Thailand Post Company Limited)

Souvenir Sheet Price: 60 Baht 
Quantity of S/Sheet: 1X0,000 Sheets

Imperforated Souvenir Sheet Price: 200 Baht (Saleable at a set of 2 sheets {Imperforated sheet + perforated sheet} with Bangkok 2010 Commemorative Book)

FDC Price: 104 Baht (Saleable at a set of 2 covers) 
Quantity of FDC: 1X,000 covers
 Size : 36 x 51 mm. (Vertical-measured from perforation to perforation)
 Printer : Cartor Security Printing, France



 Issue Date : 2010-08-04
 Perforation : n/a
 Denomination : 25 Baht (2 Designs) and 15 Baht (2 Designs)
 Details : The Charm of Thai Silk... Decorating the Postage Stamps





The Royal Peacock Logo

Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, Queen of Thailand, has established a strict quality control program for Thai silk. The program protects the health, safety and well-being of the people making the silk at the same time as it sets high standards of quality for the fabric produced.

The Royal Peacock logo is the certification trademark of Thai silk standards under The Queen Sirikit Institute of Sericulture, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives. The logo is registered in 22 countries and certifies that the silk bearing the logo conforms to the defined standards. All silk certified with the Royal Peacock logo must be produced in Thailand.

The standards define four grades of silk fabric: gold, silver, blue, and green. These grades emphasize the quality of raw materials and processes used in producing the silk.

All silk certified under these standards is inspected by a registered government inspector and a numbered seal is placed at every meter along the length of the fabric.


Gold – Royal Thai Silk
Silk products made from native silk worms in both the warp and the weft. They may be decorated with not more than 20% of silver or gold threads.
Weaving process: The silk must be hand-spun using simple folk tools. The thread has to be graded after its reeling process, and woven with a wooden hand-loom.

Silver – Classic Thai Silk
Silk products made from native silk worms or hybrids (imported silk worms developed in Thailand) in either the warp or the weft thread. They may be decorated with not more than 20% of silver or gold threads.
Weaving process: The silk must be hand-spun and woven with a wooden hand-loom.


Blue – Thai Silk
Silk products made from native or modified silk worms for both the warp and the weft thread. Those using foreign silk threads must be clearly indicated on the products. They may be decorated with not more than 20% of silver or gold threads.
Weaving process: No restrictions on the reeling and weaving processes.


Green – Thai Silk Blend
Silk products made from native silk worms as a main source of materials with other fabrics as complimentary components. The proportion must be clearly indicated on the products. Other decorative materials can be used.
Weaving process: No restrictions on the reeling and weaving processes.