Mythologies of the Thai amulet 2011

Amulets and associated superstitions have existed in Thai Buddhism from the past until the present. The stratagem of creating strength and bravery has created symbolism tied in with Buddhism. Nowadays, however, amulets have become more popular due to deep-rooted principles of our ancestors. So much so, that they have become big business among producers who are continually making new versions, integrated with the old, to entice buyers through their beliefs and desires. The most important of these is the desire for wealth. As an artist, the intention of my project is to serve as one way to remind society to be skeptical of the advertisements for powerful amulets, and hope that viewers think twice about these mythologies.

 

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