Offering tray for spirits, circular reed basket with four lengths of bamboo, representing water containers, hung from it by wire and green string. Miniature red cloth shirts and trousers with gold decorations hung from edge of basket in plastic bags. Basket can be hung from blue string with strips of red cloth tied to it. Said to be for making offerings to the spirits of orphans, who may drink the water and take the food placed on the tray.
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