Here is the next group of images of amulets we found at Wat Mahathat Buddhist temple in Southern Thailand. This temple is the home of the Jatukam Ramathep amulets.
We just returned from a Thai amulet shopping trip at some of our favorite Theravadan Buddhist temples here in Thailand. We found an excellent group of jade Jatukam Ramathep amulets, even some black jade. If you are interested in an amulet you see in the photos, just tell us the row and column and we’ll send you how to order. Please note, these amulets are not part of the current, or any past sales. These are quite rare, and we paid a premium to get them to offer to you. Please don’t order too many, we would like a couple people to get them, not just one person.
One of our favorite groups of amulets is the Jatukam style Buddha series amuelts from Wat Mahathat in Nakhon si Thammarat, Southern Thailand. We have sold only a small number of these, probably because we priced them so high. They are worth a very good price, and yet, we have had most of these for about three years now. Seeing them in our amulet trays makes us think there are fewer happy people out there that could have one. We have 23 of them. The price for all 23 should be around $4,600 USD. Honestly, it should be higher. We have some collectors, but I think some don’t understand the value of these. They aren’t being made any longer. They are completely sold out at the temple, you cannot find any of them. They are very well made and solid silver for most of them. There are also some bronze, pewter, copper, and nickel amulets.
So, today we are going to have a major one-time sale on these Buddha Jatukams. Originally the price for each was averaging $220 and for all of them would have been $4,600.
For a short while we will offer them for $2,700 for the entire set of 23 – if someone buys them quickly.
Individually you can buy one for $110 OFF at just $109.95.
Sorry, there are no further discounts for buying multiple amulets.
BUYERS OF EACH AMULET RECEIVE:
- Free Shipping with tracking – worldwide.
- Free stainless steel amulet case
- Free necklace to fit amulet
- Free blessed Buddhist bracelets
- Free Luang Phor Tuad window sticker!
Here are some photos of this remarkable Jatukam Buddha collection:
SOLD OUT – SORRY!
We have a couple thousand amulets. We are not into the superstition of them, we buy them from local Theravada Buddhist temples so we can pass on to you, or to collect for ourselves.
We have a number of special amulets that we like a lot, and most of them were given to us by relatives or monks. These are not anything special from a collector’s standpoint, but they are special to us.
Our best Thai amulets are probably the ones that we paid the most money for. Though some clay amulets command the most money because they are the oldest, or made by the most ‘powerful’ or respected monks. We only buy expensive amulets that have some collector’s value, because otherwise it wouldn’t make any sense to spend all that money on them. We have some solid silver Buddha amulets and Jatukam Ramathep amulets that are really special to us, and what we’d consider our best.
We have a rare black jade Pra Bittar (Pidta) amulet and a blue crystal Buddha amulet (statue) that are really exceptional, but that we have yet to sell. Not sure we really want to sell them! Then we have some white jade amulets from Wat Larn Kuat temple that are very special because they are rare and will never be seen again once they are all sold. We’d sold about 30% of them. Oh, and our petrified wood Buddha amulets from Wat Larn Kuat are also lovely.
The best Thai amulet is the one that means the most to you. We have about 50 favorites. If you are looking for some amulet in particular that you cannot find, let us know and we’ll tell you if we’ve seen something similar.
We took a road trip to one of our favorite temples, and the most famous Buddhist temple in southern Thailand today. The purpose of the trip was to visit with a friend of mine that just had another baby – this one a girl! So I visited with her and her son, while my hubby went to the main temple to see if he could find some amulets, necklaces and bracelets we needed badly.
And he did!
This video does not give a great representation of the amazing ceramic sparklies that are part of this amulet – the blue. It is all washed out. We’ll shoot better videos tomorrow for this and show it the way it really is! It’s so much better than what you see here – promise. Actually, here are photos below of these amulets which give a better approximation of what they really look like:
We found a lot of different items we needed. We bought about 80 necklaces, 12 amulets, and a couple of hundred bracelets to restock what was depleted. We give a LOT of bracelets away – hundreds each month, so they go quickly.
Apparently there were two lovely amulets that almost became ours. One did. The one that wasn’t purchased was a Kwan Yin stone carving from Nepal. I’ve seen the photos – hubby said it was stunning. The temple wanted something like 5,000 THB for it. Which is fair, for sure, and actually a good deal I think. But, the problem is – will anyone recognize a Kwan Yin from Nepal? That’s the thing. The Kwan Yin’s from Nepal have many arms – like the typical Indian Kwan Yin, however, they also have many heads and faces… MANY. The face looks very man-like also. Is this something that our customers will buy? We’re just not sure. We didn’t buy it.
The other amazing item, was a blue crystal Buddha – carved straight from an oval rock. It’s priceless. He said he had to buy that one. I’m so glad he did, it’s so beautiful. This is the most beautiful crystal statue we’ve ever had – or seen. Most of the statues are just typical and plain. This one is so lovely you have to see it. We’ll take photos tomorrow in the morning light.
This Buddha is going to be hard to ship. Someone might think it’s an antique or somehow important to Thai history. But, it is not old, it has been made within the last 10 years – we’re guessing. The price will be high. I’m not sure we have anything for $395 at the moment, but I think that’s what makes the most sense. Remember – we give 10% back to the temple after a sale, so if you buy it you are contributing to Wat Mahathat temple again… I say again because we already bought it for thousands of baht, then we’ll give over 1,000 THB back to the temple after it sells.
The other amulets we purchased today were jade Buddhas – the happy, smiling, chubby Buddhas that sell so well. These are a bluish green Buddha color and they are absolutely some of the coolest Buddhas we have. Unfortunately we could only find one of the necklaces we like for these jade Buddha pendants, so the first one to order will get it I guess.
We bought a bunchof the traditional brown bracelets, some pink and white and yellow and white bracelets… and I think even some purple and white because we are running low.
We found two very special bead necklaces that we’ll sell for about $29 each. We just want to test the market and see if anyone out there appreciates them like we do.
Oh, oops, we also grabbed two more of the solid silver Buddha amulets from 7-8 years back that were made specifically for Wat Mahathat in Nakhon Si Thammarat – these are the colored Buddha series – and we now have about 19 of them in stock. We are not sure we will even sell them – we like them so much! These are never to be found again, they were a one time pressing – and the molds have been destroyed. These are collectors items – even more so than the traditional Jatukam Ramathep amulets the temple has. The Buddha Jatukams are still selling like crazy at the temple. Good for us that few Thais have the money to pay what they are worth – and we can still get them!
We currently have in-stock over 1,600 Thai amulets to sell to customers. If you love Thai amulets, you must have a look at our main store: www.ThaiAmuletSales.com and see if you can find something that matches the type of amulet or bracelet you might wear or something you might feel proud to give as a gift.
OK, best of luck and best of life to you… :)
Here are some of our amulets in plastic trays – so you can see that we really do have the amulets we sell. We know it’s hard to trust a company online – but, we’ve been selling amulets like these for over 4 years now and have had many satisfied customers. Won’t you be one too?
Thailand Amulets (click)– high resolution photos
After studying Buddhist amulets for a few months we decided that the best way we could begin an amulet business was by offering amulets straight from the Buddhist temples close to us – on the internet where people across the world could buy them.
The Thai amulets we sell are available at temples in southern and northeastern Thailand. We don’t have a monopoly on them. We don’t make them. We don’t have any special deals on them when we purchase them from the temple – even if we purchase in bulk. We accept whatever price they say – and purchase them to sell to you wherever in the world you are.
If you are coming to Thailand – don’t buy amulets from us online. Just buy them at the temples. Same, 100% authentic amulets.
Are all Buddhist temples selling authentic amulets?
Yes, and no.
Some Thai Buddhist temples don’t sell Thai amulets at all. Wat Suan Mokkh in Chaiya, north of Surat Thani – don’t sell any amulets whatsoever. The founder, Buddhadasa Bhikku, didn’t believe in them. He has since passed on, but the belief remains – and nobody is to sell amulets at that temple. There are t-shirts in the library, and some postcards and books, some videotapes and audio CD’s, but no amulets, Thai bracelets, necklaces, or anything like that.
Most temples do sell amulets. If there are monks or majee (nuns) working at the amulet stand, you can assume it is an official collection of amulets for the temple you are at. If it is a kind man or woman, then most likely this amulet stand is NOT full of genuine articles. The amulets at such a stand are probably blessed by the monks and or abbot of the temple you are at, but, there are probably some that are official from the temple – and some that are not. Which are which? Anyone’s guess.
Buy only from the Thai amulet stands that are operated by monks or majee. This way you cannot go wrong.
From across the globe you can buy Thai amulets at our amulet shop where we now have over 400 amulets for sale. We give you a free necklace with every amulet, two free blessed Buddhist bracelets from the temple, and free shipping.
Buying direct from the temple, or buying from us – buying direct from the temple – you are guaranteed to be receiving official, 100% authentic Thai Buddhist (Theravada Buddhist) amulets. You are sure to have a good experience.
We’ll be uploading some of our just-shot Thai amulet videos at the www.youtube.com/user/thaiamuletsales channel on YouTube in the next 36 hours. The videos of the amulets are more representative of the items we have because you can see them from many angles and the light just seems much better than with still photography.
If you are in the market for a new Thai amulet – check out our channel, or, page 7 of the Buddha amulets that we just added. There is a link for amulet videos there below each amulet we have video for.
Metta and best of karma to you!
Here is an overview of the important Thailand amulets, as well as the state of amulet selling and buying in Thailand. We have a few different amulet sites, and, while we’re not world renowned experts on the amulets of Thailand – we have learned some things over these few years of selling them online and in our Thailand store.
How are Thai Amulets Worn?
Thai amulets are usually worn around the neck by Thais in Thailand. Some Thais wear one amulet, and some wear as many as 7 – one hanging down in the middle of the necklace, and 3 on each side. We rarely see any more than 7 amulets on one necklace, but we’re sure they are out there. Thais, as all Asians can be, are quite superstitious. Amulets arose out of this superstition. As such, there are amulets that came out of Animism – Thailand’s early religous roots, as well as Buddhism, Hinduism, and black magic type beliefs.
Some Thais hang their amulets from the mirror in their car. Some have shrines setup in their homes where they have dozens or hundreds of Thai amulets from every temple they’ve visited, and every Thai holiday they’ve ever witnessed at these shrines.
Thais believe that all amulets should be worn at head/chest level, and not kept in the pocket. Amulets should never be worn around the waist, legs, or feet – as this shows disrespect to the religion and the followers. In a similar way, images of the King of Thailand should never be worn near the feet.
What Historical Figures Are the Subject of Thai Amulets?
Typical Thailand Buddhist amulets have figures such as: Buddha, Kwan Yin, and some famous monks like Luang Phor Tuad, Luang Phor Klai, Phra Bit Tar (Biddar) and others. Sometimes the Kings of Thailand (Rama 1-9) are featured. We even sell an amulet that has portraits of all 9 Thai kings on it. Thais do love their kings, and many amulets feature King Rama V, and IX – Thailand’s current king, King Bhumibol.
The Hindu influence on Buddhist amulets can be seen with Ganesh (Ganesha) – the elephant amulets, Shiva, and other gods and goddesses.
There are such colorful characters as Lersi, Tigers, Demons, Guman Thong, and others that give a wide-breadth of figures. There is an amulet for everyone, from child to an elderly Thai on his deathbed.
By far Buddha amulets are the most popular and the most worn amulet Thais purchase. I would say then, Luang Phor Tuad, Thailand’s most famous monk – has the 2nd most wearers in the country.
Where Do Thai Amulets Come From?
Keep in mind that Buddhist amulets found in Thailand are two things… one, a religious symbol to those that believe in Buddhism, and two, a money-making scheme for dishonest companies to take advantage of good Buddhist followers.
Amulets are sometimes given directly from monks. We have some amulets that were given to us over the years from monks (Phra) at our local Buddhist temples. These are not to be sold, and most Thais hold them in special esteem. If you visit Thailand and see a bit of the country, not just one area – you will find that some monks are into amulets as lucky, bringing health, fortune, or love, and some are not at all. In fact, western monks like those found at Wat Pah Nanachat in Warin Chamrap, Thailand – Ubon province, do not have amulets at all. There are no amulets sold there at the temple, and they do not talk about special powers of amulets – choosing instead to focus on what Buddha said and did – as the way to reaching nibbana (nirvana).
Wat Suan Mokkh in Chaiya, Surat Thani province is another temple that does not even sell 1 amulet for visitors. Buddhadasa Bhikku, the first monk and founder of Wat Tum Sua didn’t believe in amulets as having any power at all, and frequently called them a product of superstitious minds. Buddha himself was not known to wear amulets.
Other monks are well-versed in the powers of amulets, and when they bless an amulet – it gains even greater power. Wat Tum Sua’s Ajarn Jumnien (Teacher Jumnien) is one such monk of Chinese lineage that is now often known as Thailand’s good luck monk. Aj. Jumnien wears dozens of amulets at a time, and is sought after for his blessing and amulets – which are known to be exceptionally powerful. Chinese people mostly, from China, Malaysia, and Singapore come from far away to see Abbot Jumnien and donate money for his temple in Krabi, Thailand.
Wat Tum Sua is our home temple, and where we get the majority of our amulets from. The temple is beautiful and well worth a stop if you happen to be in southern Thailand.
What Are Amulets Made Of?
Thailand amulets are typically made of hard materials like: iron, tin, brass, copper, bronze, silver, pewter, marble, jade, crystal (rarely), granite, petrified wood (very rarely), glass, wood, ceramic, clay, and other materials.
Fake versus Real Amulets
Amulets from Thailand are easy to replicate as fakes, and this is a giant business, not only in Thailand, but, across the globe as companies are formed to take advantage of well-meaning Buddhists that want to protect their families’ health, or ensure good karma. It is not difficult to manufacture fake amulets, because the expensive amulets – the genuine amulets from many years ago, were made with simple technology and there are no real secrets any longer about which is a real or fake amulet. The experts cannot tell fake amulets from real in many cases. In fact, recently some very expensive and rare amulets were judged to be fake at a conference of “experts” and later proven to be genuine amulets with great power. A collector bought them before the discovery – for very little money, and was rewarded with millions of Thai baht as a result.
We spent 2-hours yesterday looking at amulets that were being sold on eBay and we were appalled. Amulets that are found for $3 are selling for $150. Amulets that are no more than $10 to buy in Thailand in rip-off amulet stores – are selling on eBay for $250 and we even saw one for more than $400.
The state of the amulet industry is rather sad. How can someone from Canada, Australia, Tahiti, Spain, UK, or Czechoslovakia buy genuine amulets from real Buddhist temples?
Here at www.ThaiAmuletSales.com we wanted to come up with a way for Buddhists across the world to buy genuine Thai amulets from Thailand, without any chance of forgery or ill-intent. We came upon a simple solution.
We offer Thai Buddhist amulets only bought at the Buddhist temples in Thailand.
That’s it. We don’t buy from non-Buddhist sources.
You can be absolutely sure that the amulets you’re buying are genuine articles, crafted from Buddhist hands.