Friday, February 25, 2011

Siamese Shift

Among the kitsch and cheap trinkets found in Bangkok taxis, there are also many treasures to be admired. The other evening, I was completely blown away by this finely crafted gear shift decorated with traditional hand-painted Thai patterns and motifs. I've seen many exquisite artifacts and handicrafts in Bangkok cabs, but this has to be one of the most attractive car accessories that I've ever laid my eyes on.