I love the imagery of 4 Ears 5 Eyes amulets and Kruba Boonlert is THE maker for this lucky old demon, despite being well into his 80's but these were made in 2556, 8 years ago and came from old stock.
This is a rare version of his amulets that were made in small numbers and came in three forms, a Nawa metal version, a Thong Luang (like yellow gold) version and a Maekasit metal version, which is one of the rare mercury amalgams from Thailand's rich vein of alchemy. Kruba's imagery for the demon is brilliant, with sharp teeth for the red hot coals in his mouth and squatting with his usual stiffy. The back has impressed Yant Na and Akhara and it is in its original silver case, which is beautiful and now has a great patina.
Nawa Loha compromises of 9 different types of metals - a combination of Iron, Mercury, Gold, Silver, Red Copper, Bornite, Zinc, Lead, Pure Copper and sacred oils but each master has his own personal formula and this results in alloys of slightly different coloring. The amulet is for great fortune, a rise in social status and then protection, which comes from the mercury in Nawa, which is now a rare metal alloy as it is expensive to make. This metal is also believed to support the destiny of the wearer, raise their natural fortune and lift their lines of fate.
The legend on 4 Ears 5 Eyes states that he eats hot coals and shits pure gold and one of the offerings is a piece of coal, which should be left on the altar. Besides that, just water, 3 incense and the Namo Dtassa chant makes this an easy piece.
A nice size at 1.375" in their fine silver cases and it comes with the original temple card. I just cleared a shop where they had old stock and there are more superb old pieces on the way.
PLEASE COPY THE LISTING WHEN BUYING as it might be the last one.
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A Superb Nawa Metal 4 Ears 5 Eyes Amulet by Kruba Boonlert in silver
The imagery for this amulet is almost as good of the story of the amulet and the magic it carries for great fortune and serm baramee, a rise in status.
See Hua Haa Taa is the Thai name for a monster that derives from a Hindu legend where Indra transformed herself into this demon to help people. In Thailand, the following legend is associated with this demon although there are many versions of this story due to the oral tradition in this part of the world, taking us well away from the Vedic roots. Written here is one version, but like many of the myths here, everybody seems to have their own.
There was a beggar family of a father, mother and son, and after the mother died, the father told his son that when he dies, he should bury him until the flesh has all left his bones and then dig him up, and roll his skull along the ground. Where it stopped the son should build a trap for an animal that will come, and it will bring with it great bounty. Once his father passed away, the son dutifully fulfilled his wishes, and one day a monster was trapped, just as his father had said and it looked like a gorilla with four ears and five eyes! Under the instructions from his father, he fed it and made a bonfire to keep it warm, but the creature was so hungry that it started eating the red-hot coals from the fire. That the monster ate the coals was surprising enough for the son to see, but then the animal began to pass faeces of pure gold! There was so much gold that he had to store it away as fast as the demon produced it; otherwise, someone may see.
It then came to pass that the King of the land was looking for a suitor for his daughter, but with the stipulation that he should offer enough money to build solid gold gutters around the Palace. It these old times no one had enough money to do such a thing except for the son, and he married the Princess as soon as the task was completed. The son had no worries about using his gold for this purpose as he believed that his supply of gold would never run out. The thought of all this gold played on the mind of the King, and he became intrigued as to how this young man came across so much gold. Eventually, the son foolishly told the story of the four ears five eyes demon, at which, the King sent his soldiers to take the animal into the Palace for his use. Unfortunately, the animal escaped and has never been seen since but he remains part of the folklore of Thailand, especially in the Lanna region.
In Thailand the 4 Ears and the 5 Eyes represent part of the maintenance of the Buddhist principles of Dhamma practice; namely, Bhramavihara (the four ears representing; four practices of Compassion, Metta, Mutitaa (Mutual concern for the welfare of others) and Upekha (equanimity). The five eyes represent the five precepts (not killing not stealing not indulging in perverse sexual or adulterous behaviour, not lying and not taking alcohol or intoxicating substances such as drugs). The talismans produced of 4 ears 5 eyes are quite wonderful but have yet to become popular outside Asia, which is a surprise considering the beauty of both the idea, the image used and the product made. The wonderfully odd thing about having this demon at home is that one of the offerings is a piece of coal and that it should be given at midnight on the day of a full moon. It also loves flowers, certain fruits and water to quench its thirst after eating all those hot coals. (The Thai Occult Book p432)