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Figureheads of royal barges of Thailand -V

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Figureheads of royal barges of Thailand -V

Postby Anatol » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:44 pm

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The KRABI RAM RON RAP Barge('Monkey defeats the city of evil') with a black monkey at its bow. This monkey does not don any headdress. But she wears many ornaments and Panung (Thai-style long loincloth). This barge is lacquered, gold-gilded, and decorated with glass pieces. The name of this barge is influenced by Ramayana and the monkey (with a black body) on its bow is Nilafat, an outstanding warrior of Lord Rama in the army of Hanuman, who led the army of monkeys in the battle against the army of Ravana (Tossakan), the King of Lanka. Built in the reign of King Rama I.This barge sustained damages during the World War II. It was rebuilt in 1965 under the supervision of the Royal Thai Navy and the Fine Arts Department.
Thailand 1975;2,75b;SG871. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Barge_Procession. https://www.iconsiam.com/en/the_stories ... e-iconluxe
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