Sunday, April 15, 2012

Cabby Cushions

Many Bangkok cabbies keep an accent pillow or two in the back of their taxi. It's not clear whether anyone actually uses them, but they nevertheless add a bit of color in the backseat or back window. The pillows range in style from classic Thai cushions made with traditional textiles to kitschy fluffs in the shape of hearts or with cartoon characters. The other day I spotted a pillow in a taxi with an image of the Disney character, Dale. It caught my eye because this chipmunk shares the same name with myself. And not only that, but the cab driver looked a little bit like this character with a few missing teeth and one little tuft of hair on his head.