FOLKLIFE: Thais turn to ‘child angel’ dolls as economy struggles

Thais turn to ‘child angel’ dolls as economy struggles
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0V50II
A craze for lifelike dolls thought to bring good luck is sweeping Thailand, reflecting widespread anxiety as the economy struggles and political uncertainty persists nearly two years after a coup.

A Drug Smuggler’s Dream Come True: Thai Airline Will Now Sell Seats To Dolls
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/01/26/luk-thep-dolls/

Passengers wanting to travel with their haunted doll companions
Fascinating! Apparently there’s a long and dark history to these dolls,
which began with necromancy and stillborn/aborted fetuses:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuman_Thong

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