Tuesday, 27 February 2024

Snapshot of Old Bangkok: Hab Vendors at Bangkok Noi Railway Station (1923-1924)

Hab Vendors at Bangkok Noi Railway Station (1923-1924)

Hab Vendors at Bangkok Noi Railway Station (1923-1924)

Bangkok Buddhist Era 2465-2466 (1923-1924) A scene from the past at the platform of “Bangkok Noi Railway Station” (now Thonburi Railway Station). A young female vendor, barefoot and wearing a checkered cloth, is selling “hab,” or traditional carrying poles, to passengers traveling on the train around 100 years ago.

“Hab” or “carrying pole” is an ancient tool used to carry items on both sides, ensuring an equal weight distribution. It consists of a bamboo pole and a carrying frame to place objects for transportation. The bamboo pole is typically made from mature bamboo. This tool was commonly used by traders, both men and women, who traveled on foot in ancient times.

 

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