In the distance the bride can hear the beating of drums and blowing of horns as the band that leads the ‘Khan Maak’ procession approaches. Her future husband is following at the rear with neighbours and family members dancing and laughing along the road. This entourage of around 40 people is slowly making its way towards her, so she begins the ritual that allows her to receive her husband.
The lady-in-waiting looks on, kneeling beside her on the floor. This girl is someone who does not yet have a husband and is chosen for her role in the hope that some of the bride’s good fortune is passed to her…
From the collection – ‘Siam 6: Becoming’