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  rih rih khao sahn

 

Thailand

Children with topknots called juk and wearing traditional Thai dress are playing a traditional game known as rih rih khao sahn. In the game two players hold their hands together and lift their arms forming an arched doorway, whilst others walk through the arch in a row while singing a song.

 

On the last words of the song, i.e. phaan ao khon khaang lang wai phiang tua, which translates as ‘catch the person in the back’, the two players forming the arch, bring their arms down, thus locking the gate. Here, the boy in the yellow shirts is locked within the arch and is eliminated from the game (fig.).

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  rih rih khao sahn