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  Burmese monk

 

Myanmar

A Burmese Buddhist monk holding a typical Myanmar-style fan (fig.), akin to the Thai pad bai lahn (fig.). As is common with all monks in Burma, his robe is of a dark reddish brown colour (fig.) and his eyebrows are not shaved off. Around his neck he wears a string of beads, known in Thai as a prakam (fig.) and around his wrist he has a white thread, which in Thai is referred to as sai sin (fig.).