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This ladies work for an agency. They are here preparing to be in position for a Buddhist conference. Their job is to stand by the stairs etc and 'wai' (greet with a palmed hand salute) the delegates as they arrive. The wear traditional Thai silk costumes and they are purely for decoration. Their job is to smile and be beautiful. . Beautiful ladies in traditional costume are used for decoration at many such functions in Thailand. (Men never are!) I guess some of them are 'wannabes' who hope to be discovered, otherwise it’s better than working as a waitress, I guess

Note. I have noted some critiques, finding recent pictures over colored and I have taken the observation to heart. So, these colours are just as they were recorded, Thai silks on a sunny day, absolutely no saturation. I have de-saturated the robes of two monks by the stairs the left. To avoid over coloration I would be interested to know if it still appears over colored. The original, with the monk, is in the workshop’

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Additional Photos by kevin o'sheehan (kevinos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 173 N: 1802] (7517)
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