Handmade harem pantssuper soft vintage thai ikat silk. Similar to traditional thai chong-kra-ben, traditional thai loincloth, worn by all sexes, ages and classes, from commoners to kings and queens, since ancient times until late 19th century when siam became "modernized" or "westernized". High quality vintage handwoven thai ikat silk from northeastern of thailand, widely acclaimed for its elegance, and durability. Thai ikat silk uses a variety of tie-dyed resist techniques before weaving process.It normally takes a day to weave one or two yards of ikat silk, and much longer if the designs and patterns are sophisticated -- not to mention the hand spun process and the tie-dyed resist process. So, when you wear the pants, you wear thai culture super soft, lightweight, comfy and practical for everyday use with one pocket. Extremely versatile - dress up or down. Do not put it in washing machine. Thai silk can be washed in lukewarm water but only with the mildest soap, then rinse the silk in vinegar to retain its original luster and allow it to drip dry in the shade. Thai silk should be ironed on the inside just before it is dry or else put a damp cloth over the silk and iron. The pants are stunning and thai silk gets softer and softer over the years.