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Let's play: Akha, Chiang Rai. ©Ophidian 2011
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Let's play: Akha, Chiang Rai

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Language(s): Tamil subtitles: Eng

Summary/Historical Context

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Akha children, living in the mountains of Northern Thailand have always made use of local materials in their games.

Now they have adapted modern materials: rubber bands, mortobike tires, water bottles, into their traditional games.

Contents of this item:

- Akha, Chiang Ra

- Kratai Ka Kuab (Hopping Rabbit)

- E-Leb (Throwing and Catching Rocks)

- Ba Kang Wo (Spinning Top)

- Lookkaew (Marble Shooting)

- Rod Yang (Rolling Mortorbike Tires)

- Yon Yang Rod (Throwing Motorbikes Tires)

- Ying Nang Yang (Shooting Rubber Bands)

This content is part of Traditional Children's Games in South-East Asia, a box that contains an interactive CD-ROM (can be consulted upon request in our Reading Room) and Let`s Play, a DVD with documentaries about children's games (available here)

Place/country: Thailand
Type: Documentary
Credits: David A. Feingold, director. Ophidian Films, publisher. Korean National Commission for UNESCO, producer UNESCO Bangkok, producer ;

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