Aug 26, 2007
Sticky Rice Stuck to the Tree
I can only guess as to the meaning of sticking a small pinch of sticky rice to a tree above the place you sell barbeque from every day.
I would assume this is a carry over from the worship of animals, house spirits, and the like. Probably thought to bring good business to the woman. I watched her carefully affix a new pinch onto the tree just before I took the photo.
For the record she had a little of everything, Sam San Moo that three skins of pork, pieces of chicken, and five stuffed fish. Quite the variety.
Anyone definitively know the reason for the rice, or perhaps the name of the habit?