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  krathong sai components

 

Thailand

Originally, krathong sai (fig.) where made from ka-lah, i.e. halved coconut shells, filled with small balls formed from the latex of Yang trees, mixed with wood chips, though now orangey-yellow thian pansa candle wax (fig.) and thick plaited wicks are used instead.

 

In addition,  the outside of the ka-lah is often fashioned in the form of a flower by attaching ornamental parts, often created of neatly folded banana leaves or coloured paper, and contests are held for the most elaborate creations (fig.).

See also POSTAGE STAMPS.

 

  krathong sai components