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  Reua Asuravayuphak

 

Thailand

 

 

The Reua Asuravayuphak is a large escort barge, with the figurehead of the demon (asura) Vayuphak (fig.), used to accompany the true Royal Barges during the Royal Barge Procession. It has a crew of 30 rowers and 2 helmsmen, besides a trumpeter, an officer, etc. The oarsmen wear pink trousers, a dark-blue to purplish shirt trimmed with gold, and a red Malabiang-helmet, whilst the oars are silver with a red handle. It sails on the port side of the procession, to the opposite side of Reua Asurapaksi.

See also PROCESSION LINE-UP and POSTAGE STAMP.