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Thailand

A boxer practicing muay khaak cheuak, the ancient form of muay thai, wearing a mongkon (fig.) and prachiad (fig.) made of rope, is also binding his forearms and fists with rope.

 

Though originally bare-fisted, this ancient style of boxing probably originated in the Ayutthaya Period as a form of combat for unarmed defence and attack. Later on, it evolved into a fighting sport and boxers began binding their fists and forearms with hemp rope.

See POSTAGE STAMPS (1), (2) and (3), as well as TRAVEL PICTURES.

 

  hemp boxing rope