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Ka Pla Kwai





Ko Pla Kwai,

phi long kaba kynsai tam.

La mynta ne lashai,

ïa phi ngim kwah pyndam


Ko Pla Kwai

phi ai ka kmen ka syaid.

La haba kut ne ba wai

ïa phi te ngim kheiñ kai.


Ko Pla Kwai,

katno ka jingsngewshngaiñ

haba ïohi ïa phi,

namar phi pynkynmaw

ïa ki sngi ki ïa ba phngaiñ.


"Ka Pla Kwai" or the kwai pouch is a prominent object in Khasi collective memory. It comes in various shapes and styles and is made from cloth or more popularly rexine, with a size good enough to tuck in your bag 😄🍃 This pouch creates friendship and conversation, stories and laughter. Does anyone have a story of choking on kwai? 😅😂 Ka pla kwai ka pynïoh paralok, ka pynmih ka khana ka parom bad ka rkhie sadhai. Phi don khana ba litlad kwai? 😅 Ne ba phi shit kwai? 🥵😂 Khublei Shibun @bibianaryntathiang for this beautiful red pla kwai! Kaban ksaw ïa phi! 😀 🟡 Poem by @speakyourroots

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