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ARCHITECTURE & ICONOGRAPHY

  

 

 

  busabok

 

Thailand

Busabok are regalia of rank, that consist of small elaborate pavilion thrones, i.e. square, open structures, with four posts that support a tapering roof with a spire, and which is usually carved from wood and gilded. These two are scale models, with the one on the right being a busabok mala, i.e. a busabok with a boat-shaped seat-level, which is created by adding two extensions, one on each side, structures that are known as kreun and usually support a multi-layered parasol called chattra.

See also POSTAGE STAMPS (1) and (2).