Without an H

Photography from south-east Asia by Jon Sanwell

Amulets R Us

140205-020-editedAmulet market, Bangkok

140205-015-edited140205-029-edited140205-032-edited140205-034-edited140205-044-edited140205-045-edited140205-046-edited140205-050-edited140205-063-edited140205-061-edited140205-065-edited

Advertisements

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)?

    Reply
    • Jon Sanwell

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

      Reply
  2. philipcambodia

    Fabulous!

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

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: