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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Folk Art: Pre 1980: item # 1172455

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Palad Khik
Rare phallic charm from Lamphun Northern Thailand- serendipitously enough, where they have an annual sausage festival. Originally these were worn by men at the waist and were thought to protect the wearer from any harm to his penis and in a more general sense they also are believed to bring luck especially in terms of “wealth generating or protection”, so a woman might keep one in her cash box to increase cash flow or purse to prevent it being “snatched”. These have their origins in the Khmer culture who were predominantly Hindu (there is really a fine line in regards to this and it is often blurs into Buddhism), and their veneration of Shiva lingams. This is carved from a hardwood, possibly rosewood which is quite rare these days. Overall good condition, there is one check in the wood at the back. Difficult to date 30 or 50 years old? L: 11.5cm/4.2in.


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