South East Asian Buddhist Iconography
A collection of South East Asian Buddhist Iconography from various parts of Asia include bone Amulets, Buddhist charms, Buddhist temple shrines and a couple of Borobudur Stone heads, acquired by us over a period of more than forty years.
Amulets and charms are extremely popular with Thai people as well as those from Nepal, Tibet, Indonesia and Malaysia, there is a thriving market for clay amulets for hanging around the neck, carrying and for placing on altars.
Other Buddhist Amulets and charms are especially made for a donating to the local temple or monastery, and are often blessed by a Buddhist monk to help the wearer or the owner of the amulet overcome any adversities that cross their path as well as helping to improve relationships, health, love, wealth and marriage.
Amulet will usually have an image of the Buddha and are made from many different materials such as bone, plaster, wood and metal. Some amulets contain special relics of revered monks or ashes from incense or pieces from an old monastery or temple.
Some amulets are also thought to have magic powers which ward of evil.
Interesting articles related to Thai Buddhist Amulets, votive plaques and tablets sometimes referred to as Tsa Tsa.
The Siamese give the name Brah Bimb or “Sacred Imprints” to certain small Buddhist effigies aptly described by Mr. A. Foucher, as “simple lumps of clay moulded or stamped with the stroke of a die, serving equally as mementos and as ex-votos”….
Information related to Siamese Votive Tablets