The Wooden Thai Pig makes an entrance

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by audept, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Mrs Audept has just resumed importing art and artifacts from Thailand after a break of 2 years caused by poor currency exchange rates and The Covid pandemic. Her Thai friends were so pleased that they included a little surprise for her in the container. This is a carved wooden pig rescued from a flood-destroyed temple in Northern Thailand. The round hole in the top was for a pole on one side of an entranceway. The pig is one of the 12 Zodiac signs featured on Thai temples. It arrived yesterday and is now guarding the entrance to our bedroom (no, it’s not a temple but it works for me!)

    Sheba has obligingly posed to show relative scale! :cool:

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  2. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Smells like bacon. :) Isn’t a pig symbolic for something bad in Buddhism?
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  3. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    The round hole on top needs a jack plate :p Nice gift and nice to know it was rescued . Enjoy
  4. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    That’s a fine pig and pup
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  5. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Neat, like how it was rescued and sent to your wife.
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  6. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    That`s a nice gift, indeed.
  7. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Nothing wrong with Baba Guling from Ibu Oka in Ubud. :):cool:
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  8. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Why does it have a saddle? With that hole, one might think it could've come from a carousel.
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  9. capnhiho

    capnhiho Country Gent

    Feb 16, 2013
    You made me LOL there, @thunder58!
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  10. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    That is so cool, congrats on the new pig.
  11. SAguitar

    SAguitar Synchromatic

    Jan 17, 2020
    Jack Plate, Oregon
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