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Phakhouan plates
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In a post dated Sept 30, 2015, the Facebook page Art and Culture of Laos explains that in Luang Prabang, the phakhouan of the wedding consists of a footed bowl (ຂັນ) that you put on in a bowl (ໂອ) with the bowl representing the bride while the footed bowl represent the groom. This is to symbolize that the groom has to be the support for the bride and be the person who provides for the family, provide protection. As the footed bowl stands on the bowl, this is to mean the groom will make every effort to rise her up.

Two other photos were posted in the same message but the couples were not identified, both are from the Royal Family. The first couple: Tiao Souvanna Chinda and Tiao Southivong Sisouphanh (at the back King Savang Vattana and Queen Khamphoui) and the second photo (close up) represents Tiao Savivanh Savang (daughter of the King wih Tiao Sisoumang Manivong (Married on 21 September 1957).

This is the text in Lao:

ພາຂວັນບາສີສູ່ຂວັນ ແລະພາຂວັນກິນດອງ ໂອຕ້ອງຢອງຂັນ ສະເໝີ ເພາະ ໂອເປັນຕົວແທນຂອງເຈົ້າສາວ(ຜູ້ຍິງ) ສ່ວນຂັນ ເປັນຕົວແທນຂອງເຈົ້າບ່າວ(ຜູ້ຊາຍ) ເພາະເວລາເຮັດພິທີກັມ ແມ່ນມີຄວາມຫມາຍວ່າ ຕໍ່ໄປນີ້ ຝ່າຍຊາຍຈະຕ້ອງແບກຫາບທຸກໆຢ່າງຂອງຄອບຄົວ ຕໍ່ໄປ ຈະເບິ່ງແຍງຝ່າຍຍິງ ຈະຍົກສູງຝ່າຍຍິງ ..... ນີ້ຄືຄວາມຫມາຍວ່າເປັນຫຍັງ ໂອຕ້ອງຢອງຂັນຂອງພິທີການແຕ່ງດອງຂອງຄົນຫລວງພຣະບາງ ຖ້າເບິ່ງພາບປະກອບຈະເຫັນເປັນຢ່າງດີວ່າ ຮີດຄອງແບບນີ້ແມ່ນຍຶດຖືມາຕັ້ງແຕ່ບັນພະບູຣຸດຂອງພວກເຮົາແລ້ວ ເມື່ອກ່ອນບໍ່ວ່າເຊື້ອເຈົ້າ ຫລືປະຊາຊົນກໍ່ຕ້ອງເຮັດແບບດຽວກັນສະເໝີ ຕໍ່ໄປຖ້າໃຜເຫັນໂອຢອງຂັນແລ້ວຄົງຈະເຂົ້າໃຈ ຕາມຄວາມຫມາຍເນາະ

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