shadow puppet

Shadow figure of Nang Sida or Nang Montho, made of parchment richly decorated with red, green, and black ink. The figure is dressed in a skirt cloth. One hand is free to move.

Nang Sida is the reincarnation of Phra Laksami, the Goddess of Fortune, and Phra Narai's escort. She is Thosakan's daughter by Nang Montho. She was abandoned by her parents and brought up by Chanok, king of Mithila, before marrying Phra Ram.

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