Phra Somdej Wat Rakhang - Early & Mid Age

INTRODUCTION

* The early and middle age of amulets were created during B.E. 2380 – 2393 and B.E. 2394-2406, respectively. The molds were designed by folk craftsmen at Ban Chang Lor and Chang Sip Moo (Ten Division of Traditional Thai Craftsmen). The size of amulets are quite big, thick and scales are less proportional comparing to late age due to starting period of creation and lack of high technical skills.
 
Based on our research, 80%-90%of the amulets in this period were created by Somdej Toh's handmade He had got involved throughout the process by assisting of folks villagers around the temple which starting from preparing materials, mixing ingredients, pressing molds until blessing. Thus, all pieces are valuable, originally classic  and worthy of collection.

* Materials for making the Somdejs in early age comprise: holy powder, ground burnt-shell limes and mixed with unique ingredients such as cooked rice, ripe bananas, ripe jackfruit, assorted lotus and dried flowers, pollen 108, herbal medicine 108, sacred clay, incense ash and burnt stick, etc.  In the early age, the adhesive agents were burnt sugar or wood resin. In addition, Tang oil were started to use during the middle age for making amulet oily and more durable.

*  Magical powers are covered all aspects such good fortune, wealth, vigor, career progress, properity, family harmony, popularity and reputation, protection form bad illness and harms, etc.

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