Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters

During our recent trip to Thailand we came across this shop called “Sistema”. They wish to preserve the culture of Thailand by creating silver jewellery and show-pieces, reflecting Thai tradition.

I was fascinated by this necklace with Thai numerals in silver…..

Thai Numerals in Silver

Thai Numerals in Silver

The card at the back read ….

Description of the Necklace

Description of the Necklace

A little research made their meaning clearer – Thai letter 9 is pronounced as “gao” which sounds similar to “Kow-nah” meaning progress or moving forward.

Considering that most numbers are considered lucky in one culture or the other … wearing the whole lot makes one super lucky?! I would like to believe so 😉