I have been sourcing old amulets this year before they all disappear and rummaging through the store rooms of dealers and shops alike and I came up with three of these old Thao Waetsuwan amulets from Luang Phor Up! These were still in their temple case, which I will include in the parcel and were made 11 years ago.

Thao Waetsuwan is the demon deity that guards the temple gates, banishing all lesser spirits and ghosts from entering, which is his main function. They have been cast from Samlit metal and then silver plated and blessed by one of Thailand's top old monks who died a few years back. I am sure that if these were made now they would be a lot more expensive than this, which is based on the price they were 11 years ago.

One of my favourite items and made at the height of the powers of LP Up of Wat Thong Sai in Nakhon Pathom, who also made the amazing Mae Nang Phim. Luang Phor Up's blessing is potent magic.

Measures 1.9" and a classic amulet at a silly cheap price. Comes with a simple kata for Thao Waetsuwan and the original temple case it came in.

To banish all negative influences, spirits and malicious ghosts.

An Original Silver Plated Thao Waetsuwan Amulet by Luang Phor Up

  • Luang Phor Up made some beautiful things during his lifetime as a monk and was a legend in central Thailand for producing effective amulets, most notably, Mae Nang Phim and San Ka Jai.