Monday, June 6, 2011

Poultry in Motion

In Thai culture, chickens are symbols of luck and prosperity and they're also believed to offer protection. But this is the first time I've seen statuettes of fowl with fake foliage tied around their necks. I asked the cab driver about his poultry garnished with silk plants, but his answer was vague. I'm confused: does this have something to do with black magic or is this display in honor of a popular dish in Thailand, Pad Ka-Prow Gai (Chicken with Holy Basil)?