Ban Na Ton Chan village is a small village surrounded by many Chan trees, and this is where the village name comes from. Here the people, especially the women, have created a new way of dyeing cloth with mud to create the famous Pa Mak Klon fabric.
It originated from the fact that in the past when the farmers returned home after working in the fields, they noticed that the mud-soaked part of their clothes was softer than the rest. The discovery inspired them to create a new kind of fabric.
In this dyeing method, the threats are woven into traditionally patterned pha mak khlon, which are then immersed overnight in a container of filtered pond mud. After washing, the clothes are then overdyed in a boiling bath of either lac, the fruit of the ebony tree, or some other dyewood. This mud-dyed fabric has a natural color, creates beautiful patterns, and is extremely soft.
The fabric and the making process have become the main tourist attractions of the village. Tourists coming here will have a chance to admire how the people in the village weave cloth and soak the cloth in the mud, or be guided by the people to try weaving a cloth.
According to asiantextilestudies.com, thailandtriptour.com AND the post of the Amazing Thailand Facebook page