Ritual ladle, Thailand. Museum no. 441-1894.

Ritual ladle, Thailand. Museum no. 441-1894.

Ritual Ladle
Thailand
19th Century
Wood, mother of pearl, glass and lacquer
Length 39cm, width 10cm
Museum no. 441-1894

This ladle was used by Brahman priests in rituals of blessing the seed rice before its sowing during the Spring festival of 'Poet Mongol' at the start of May. At this time sanctified water was sprinkled over the rice.