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  toob thian phae

 

Thailand

Toob thian phae is an offering of candles and thick rods of incense, that are laid down horizontally and on top of each other, in two rows of five each, and bundled together.

 

It is typically placed on a tray called phaan (fig.) and always accompanied by a banana-leaf that is folded into a small cone and topped with a small flower or other ornament, and referred to as krathong dokmai, which resembles a phanom mahk (fig.).

 

  toob thian phae

 

  toob thian phae

 

This type of offering is often made from clay or other durable materials, including silk. The candles are arranged on top of the incense rods, though official offerings for government related ceremonies, are usually arranged the other way around.

See also POSTAGE STAMPS.