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  alms bowl

 

Thailand

A baat is the alms bowl used by Buddhist monks and novices for early morning bintabaat or alms-gathering. This novice in Loei has just cleaned his bowl and carries it back to his kuti.

 

Myanmar

Alms bowls are usually carried with a strap around the shoulder. This novice in Burma has three dots tattooed on his left hand, a religious tattoo that refers to the Tripitaka.

 

  alms bowl