Sunday, April 24, 2011

Goddess in the Round

Entrepreneurs in Thailand often display images of the Thai goddess, Nang Gwak, in their places of business. Sitting Thai style with one hand gesturing to potential customers, you can find this beckoning madame in noodle shops, salons, markets, convenience stores, and of course, in taxis. To lure in passengers from every angle, this cabbie has a glass orb with nine Nang Gwaks facing out in every direction. By the way, the number nine is lucky in Thai culture.