Spotted by Austin in Northern Thailand: bespoke chicken carrier

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Image credit: Austin Bush.

Excellent post from Austin Bush about running into a guy carrying a bespoke bamboo chicken container in Northern Thailand, near Mae Hong Son.

Check out the full post for the details and another pic.

As Austin says:

I came across the guy above just outside Ban Mae Lana, possibly the most attractive rural village anywhere in the country. He made for a nice portrait, but initially I was drawn to his ‘luggage’: a chicken container carved out of a length of bamboo, complete with a window and airholes! He explained that he takes the rooster into the woods, ties it to something and encourages it to call. This apparently attracts any ‘wild chickens’ (kai paa), which he then shoots. Unfortunately this particular chicken wasn’t yet ready. “He’s still scared of the forest,” explained the man, “He needs to be trained.”

(Emphasis mine.)

If carrying single chickens for hunting purposes were more commonplace, I reckon that this ingenious device would be right at home on Cool Tools or Street Use.

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