Presentation Stand, Thailand. Museum no. 1376-1874.

Presentation Stand, Thailand. Museum no. 1376-1874.

Presentation Stand
Thailand
19th century
Tazza wood, inlay work
Height 54cm, width 43cm, diameter 39.4cm
Museum no. 1376-1874

Stands such as this were used by the king and nobility to give food flowers, incense and other offerings to the monk community or Sangha. The most important gift giving ceremonies called Kathin occur at the end of the rainy season, between the full moons of October and November. At this time new monastic robes and food are given to the Sangha.