Pong Malai Machine for Muay Thai Wai Kru fighters
Pong Malai, handmade.
In the art of Muay Thai, when opponents enter the ring, they are traditionally seen wearing a Pong Malai around the neck.
Pong Malai are necklaces with floral ornaments, given by friends and followers as a gesture of support and good luck, similar to the Hawaiian Lei.
The Thai boxer begins a complex ritual by way of dance called Wai khru ram muay where various animals or professions are imitated, the Wai khru ram muay aims to put in motion as many muscles as possible and help focus the mind.