There are few real old Palaut Khrau that come up for sale and this is one of them. This is hundreds of years old and was found near an ancient Chedi in Lamphun. These Palaut Khrau were originally buried around ancient Buddhist monuments to protect them and many have been dug up over the past 30 years or so and collected. A few prominent Ajarns have collections of the old ones and they are both complex and very odd items.
This one is 300 to 500 years old and has a glorious patina. The style of the Thai Gold case (which is virtually pure gold) has been decorated in a way that suggests that this was cased around 20 or 30 years ago as they do not enamel gold in this way now because it needs a thicker grade of gold, which is expensive. I just added a side view so you can see how much gold is in this piece.
The Palaut Khrau itself is a complex construction that has levels within it that keeps the pea of a mercury amalgam moving even though the ball has stopped moving itself. Palaut in Thai is mercury and when this is held in the hand the feeling from it goes up the arms. As soon as I felt this I bought it and I don't care if it doesn't sell because I will keep it. I adore the mystery of these things and have added a small photo from a Thai book on the subject.
This beautiful amulet measures 1.25" and comes with no kata, just have the Samathi to allow it to influence your life. The gold is thick on this piece and the chances to get items such as this are rare.
Rare and ancient magic.
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A rare Old Palaut Khrau in enamelled gold
There are few real old Palaut Khrau that come up for sale and this is one of them. This is hundreds of years old and was found near an ancient Chedi in Lamphun. They are for potent protection and are very odd items.