The Sinh (Lao: ສິ້ນ, Lao pronunciation: [sȉn]; Thai: ซิ่น, RTGS: sin, Thai pronunciation: [sîn]; Tai Nuea: ᥔᥤᥢᥲ), or commonly (Thai: ผ้าซิ่น, RTGS: pha sin), is a handmade traditional skirt, often made of silk, that are worn by Lao women and Thai women, particularly northern Thai and northeastern Thai women. It is a tube skirt. Its pattern can indicate which region the wearer is from. In present-day Thailand, pha sins are typically worn at special events. However, in Laos, Sinhs are worn more regularly in daily life.
A sinh is typically composed of three components:
The sinh is made of silk or handwoven cotton. They come in different textures and designs, frequently created in rural areas. Premium silk versions may go for over 50,000 baht per piece, particularly if created by a well-known traditional weaver. Less expensive fabrics cost about 3,000 baht.