Sunday, June 26, 2011

Artifacts: Blessed Hand Wraps

I have been working on a short and I had the pleasure to have a conversation with one of the most knowledgeable Muay Thai practitioners in Southern California. During the interview, he brought many artifacts that related to Thai culture and it's national sport. The photograph above is of a pair of hand wraps that were blessed by monks. There is a cloth sheet, from my understanding, that has written prayers and is blessed by monks. That cloth then is cut in to long strands which is used to protect. As the wraps reenforce the wrists and hand is also serves and dual purpose as a later of spiritual protection.

Pretty cool, speaking with Mr. Paulo Tocha was fun, interesting, humbling but very educational.

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