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Brocade is antique silk of Thailand. It mentioned in old Thai literature and a lullaby in the south. Traditionally, gold brocade was only worn among city governors and other senior officails while an ordinary brocade was worn on general occasions and different ceremonies. Most women wore flower design-brocade.
Yok fabrics are made by introducing extra silver or gold weft threads (supplementary weft) in a manner similar to that by whick khit fabrics are made. Pieces thus produced may be used as the ornate border sewn to the bottom of the skirt, or sin, or the technique may be used in weaving both the skirt and the border. Yok fabrics, are well known and very famous, are made in the Northern region particularly in Lamphun. However, in Southern region such as Nakhonsrithammarat is also made Yok fabric for long time.
Nowadays Brocaded silk are new trend to use of silk saree in India.