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Amulets in Thailand have been a large part of the culture since its founding. In the 12th century when Buddhism was introduced in Thailand, monks adopted the practice of amulet making and carved amulets specific to their beliefs. At this time amulets were all hand made from earthen materials. Original amulets were formed from magical mixes of earth, herbs, and hemps. Amulets in Thailand are thought to bring luck or protection to the wearer.
Our amulet is of Ganesha, a Hindu god that has the head of an elephant. Ganesha is the god of obstacles, specifically creating or removing them. In many countries Ganesha is considered the supreme god, who if not worshipped correctly can place obstacles in your life. In addition to obstacles, it is said that Ganesha can grant success. In Thailand Ganesa is given great respect and those who wear amulets with his depiction are said to be protected from obstacles in life, while also benefitting from enhanced prosperity and wisdom. The original amulet we cast our jewelry from is believed to be nearly 200 years old and was found in Nong Saeng, Thailand.