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Nang Kwak Deity of Merchants Prayer Cloth A
- Nang Kwak Deity of Merchants Prayer Cloth A
- "This Cloth Helps Bring Business Success" and "Increasing Personal Wealth".
- Approx. 6 1/2" x 4"
- Material: 100% cotton sheet printed with ink
- Origin is Thailand
- Nang Kwak is a benevolent Goddess/ Spirit. She is widely adored and believed to bring luck and good fortune, especially in the form of money, to the household. She is the patron Deity of all Merchants and Salesmen and can be seen in almost every business establishment in Thailand.
- Nang Kwak is represented as a beautiful woman wearing a traditional Thai dress and a golden crown on her head, posed in a sitting or kneeling position. Her right hand is raised in the Thai way of beckoning a customer, with the palm of the hand pointing downwards. Her left hand is resting on her side or holds a bag full of gold on her lap.
- The present iconographic figure of Nang Kwak evolved from the ancient Siamese Rice Goddess Mae Po Sop. Both Goddesses are linked with the Hindu Deity Lakshmi, Goddess of Wealth and Abundance.