Thursday, April 5, 2012

Southern Stickers

These figures on the taxi window are characters from nang thalung, a type of shadow puppetry from Thailand's southern region. In the past, these puppet shows were a major source of news, information, and entertainment in villages. The way these two stickers are positioned on the window, it's as if a story or joke is being told. The little character on the right appears to be talking to the other guy and saying, "Your stomach is so fat, your belly button arrives home 15 minutes before you do".