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So remember this?
I received a note from a knowledgeable reader and am sharing his note here:
Joshua Hirschstein writes
“The primary motif is that of the “phii nyak,” or “giant spirit” – a vicious spirit that protects the innocent and is often found on children’s blankets.
Below the phii nyak are “siho,” mythical elephant-lions that are emblematic of male energy, and below that are “hong birds,” with elephant trunks (echoing the siho) which represent good luck.