Fair to promote silk products under the Royal Peacock Brand to be held 7-11 Aug

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BANGKOK, July 2015 – The Department of Sericulture, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, is to hold “the 10th Annual Weaving the Royal Peacock Brand for the Legend of Thai Silk 2015 ” in August to motivate the younger generation to take part in the conservation of silk which is a cultural heritage of Thailand.

The event will take place during 7-11 August 2015 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. at Hall 8, IMPACT Exhibition Center, Muangthong Thani, Nonthaburi. On Saturday 8 August at 2.30 p.m., HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will represent Her Majesty the Queen in officially opening the event.

This year the annual event comes under the theme “Native Silks of Thailand”. It aims to showcase and promote high-quality Thai silk and serticulture-ralated products.

Permanent Secretary for Agriculture and Cooperatives Chavalit Chookajorn said the event is held in honor of Their Majesties the King and Queen, to commemorate their great contributions to the silk preservation and development.

The event will be highlighted by an exhibition to display how Their Majesties have pushed forward sericulture until it becomes a highly-earning occupation for local residents across Thailand.

During the five-day fair, visitors will have a chance to admire the ten outstanding patterns of Thai silk textiles and demonstrations on silk weaving. Putting on display are also winning products from the national contest under the Royal Peacock brand, new designs of silk couture and silk clothes designed by the new generation.