Without an H

Photography from south-east Asia by Jon Sanwell

Amulets R Us

140205-020-editedAmulet market, Bangkok


7 Responses to “Amulets R Us”

  1. buntymcc

    The photos are great, I especially like the one with the cat. Do you know what the cultural context of these amulets is? Buddhist, I am guessing, but why the vast numbers of sellers ( and buyers)?

    • Jon Sanwell

      Yes, they’re Buddhist amulets. I think people wear them to bring themselves luck, prosperity, fertility, depending on the type of amulet.

  2. philipcambodia


    Where is this amulet market? There is a large one out at Wongwian Yai which is worth a look. Very much locals only…


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