temple banner; hanging (ritual & belief: representations)

Temple hanging. This is a traditional style hanging, no longer widely used. Money might be attached to the hanging elements as an offering to the wat. It is made up of three wooden slats, crossed over in the centre to form a star, which has multicoloured threads woven across it, to form a hexagonal shape. Each point of the star has thread hanging from it, with squares attached that are formed from two crossed small wooden slats with thread woven around them.

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