| The costume
designer Irene Sharaff was also instrumental to
the success of silk internationally. She used the
fabric for Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical comedy,
"The King and I",
a dramatic interpretation of Anna
and the King of Siam, by Margaret Landon,
who in turn drew inspiration from the original Victorian
memoir of Anna Leonowens entitled The
English Governess at the Court of Siam recounting
her experience teaching the future King Chulalongkorn
as a child.
woven by Jim Thompson's company were used
in the film version of the musical, "The
King and I".