World’s biggest amulet market: why Thais wear so many good luck charms, and why some cost so much

//World’s biggest amulet market: why Thais wear so many good luck charms, and why some cost so much

World’s biggest amulet market: why Thais wear so many good luck charms, and why some cost so much

Jitti Kongsupapsiri reaches into his breast pocket and takes out a small, off-white object. It is encased in a shiny gold locket with curved glass panes on the front and back.“Take a look at this,” the Chinese-Thai trader urges as he cradles the amulet gingerly in his palm, as if his very touch posed a danger to it.Jitti is in a hole-in-the-wall shop at the labyrinthine Tha Prachan amulet market in the oldest part of Bangkok, near a bustling pier on the Chao Phraya River. He’s about to offer a…

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