Sunday, August 10, 2008

Shiny Taxi Cushion

Every Bangkok taxi has a silver cushion. Well, not every taxi, but I would guess that over half of the cabs in this city have these fancy traditional Thai metallic cloth pillows in the back window. Who makes these things? Is there a factory in the North of Thailand that produces these pleated fluffs? They look like something the King of Siam would have used about one-hundred years ago. They'd fit perfectly in a Thai palace, but I can't decide if the style is right for the back of a cab.