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  Chinese fortune sticks

 

Thailand

Chinese fortune sticks each have a number written on them that correspondents with a numbered fortune leaflet, shown in the picture below. Players sit on their knees holding the container with both hands, shaking it until just one stick falls from it.

 

Another way to foretell ones fortune is the use of divining cups called krab, in Thai. They consist of a pair of pieces of wood (fig.), here displayed  in the picture on the left, in front of the cylinder with fortune sticks.

 

  Chinese fortune sticks