Friday, March 18, 2011

Lucky Charms

Thai people believe in supernaturalism and animism,

even if they are Buddhists, Christians or Moslems.
Amulets and other items like the Ta krut are used as a good luck charm or for protection against evil spirits or ghosts.

The Ta Krut is an ornate plaited cord good luck charm and mostly worn by young boys around their waist.

The parents provide a Ta Krut for their beloved sons
to protect them.

When the boys get older, often a Palad Khik
(a small phallus like object) is added to the Ta Krut,
to enhance fertility and for good luck in love affairs.

Most times these Ta Kruts are gotten at a Buddhist temple from the monks. Some candle and incense shops sell them also.

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