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  sut (sai sin)

 

Laos

Laotian monks wind a sai sin, i.e. a white  thread used in religion, around the wrists of villagers on a Laotian island in the Mekong river. The sai sin is also wound around the entire village in an annual ceremony called phra sut koh, i.e. wind the island with a thread.