Fire Rocket Ceremony (bun bông fai) at which rockets are set off to inform the gods it is time to send the rains, 4 photos. Note the transvestite dress of the men. This is a ritual in which sexual symbolism is blatant.The festsival is of Khmer origin and is Hinduistic, rather than Buddhistic. Maha Sarakham town, Changwat Maha Sarakham, 1963 or 1964

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Fire Rocket Ceremony (bun bông fai) at which rockets are set off to inform the gods it is time to send the rains, 4 photos. Note the transvestite dress of the men. This is a ritual in which sexual symbolism is blatant.The festsival is of Khmer origin and is Hinduistic, rather than Buddhistic. Maha Sarakham town, Changwat Maha Sarakham, 1963 or 1964

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Title: Fire Rocket Ceremony (bun bông fai) at which rockets are set off to inform the gods it is time to send the rains, 4 photos. Note the transvestite dress of the men. This is a ritual in which sexual symbolism is blatant.The festsival is of Khmer origin and is Hinduistic, rather than Buddhistic. Maha Sarakham town, Changwat Maha Sarakham, 1963 or 1964;
บุญบั้งไฟเป็นประเพณีที่ชาวบ้านยิงบั้งไฟขึ้นไปบนฟ้าเพื่อขอฝนจากพระยาแถน ผู้ชายแต่งตัวเลียนแบบผู้หญิง พีธีนี้แสดงสัญลักษญ์ทางเพศอย่างโจ่งแจ้ง มีต้นกำเนิดมาจากขอมหรือฮินดูมากกว่าพุทธ เมืองมหาสารคาม จังหวัดมหาสารคาม พ.ศ. 2506 หรือ 2507
Author: Keyes, Charles F.; ชารลส์ เอฟ. ไคส์
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1773/17429

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