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  Reua Asurapaksi

 

Thailand

Reua Asurapaksi is the name of an escort barge that accompanies the Royal Barges. It has a bow (fig.) with a figurehead that represents Asurapaksi (fig.), a creature from Himaphan Forest, half-demon (asura) and half-bird (paksi), with a greyish-green complexion.

 

His wears a golden coat decorated with coloured glass. The outside hull is elaborately decorated with gilded lacquer, i.e. laai rod nahm, with floral motifs on a black lacquer undercoat. This barge can take 30 rowers and two helmsmen.

See also PROCESSION LINE-UP.

 

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