Here is a panel depicting Village Life:
* A Farmer and his Water Buffalo are off to plough the rice field.
* A mobile Vendor, on his Ox-pulled dray, is selling various kinds of earthenware vessels.
* A Man & Wife are teaming to de-husk the rice they will use as their staple food.
* A Mother & Child are feeding the chickens.
Mechanisation has changed most of the activities in the past 2 or 3 decades to make them more efficient...Water Buffalo were replaced by 2 wheel tractors which I call Mech-Buffalo, and there is a new wave of 4 wheel tractors making the mech-buffalo obsolete...mobile Vendors now ply their wares from pick-up trucks...2 years ago I purchased an electric-powered Rice polishing machine for our family.
This panel depicts a simple Peasants' life, which is still much promoted by the Country's Leaders and Royals...the dominant message is that people who live this simple lifestyle are the happiest people! It is only in the last approximately 100 years that Thailand's Serfs [at least 95% of the population] were emancipated and able to own land.
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