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  talaew (at doors)

 

Thailand

Talaew attached to a door of a home. They consist of thin strips of bamboo (fig.) called tok (fig.), which are plaited (fig.) into a circular or star shaped object with five or seven points.

 

When attached to a door or entrance of a house, they serve to keep away the spirits of the dead.

 

  talaew (at doors)