Visual display of the Phetsarath trip : more floral offerings

Phetsarath trip : more floral offerings

  • 1957
  • Making offerings to royalty is seen by Lao Buddhists as a way of making merit, or acquiring good karma. These gestures of obeisance also reflect the villagers' acknowledgement of and participation in a kingdom that in less than a generation would be eliminated by the communist victory (in 1975).

Details

Date
1957
Description of Original
35 mm color slide
Local identifier
5-10b
For Staff
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