The escutcheon of
Narathiwat shows a sailing boat with the logo
White Elephant on its sail
with sun rays in the background. It refers to its location on the
east coast, where the sun rises, and to its connection with both the sea
(the sailboat) and the land (the
elephant). The elephant also became part of
the seal to commemorate Phra Sri Nararat Rajakarini, a White Elephant that was
caught in the area and consequently presented to the king. Previously the escutcheon of this
province showed only some
rubber trees, emphasizing just one theme for which the
area is known.
See POSTAGE STAMP.