Prakot Khaen Pirod Ancient Warriors armband, a very old amulet made from plaided Corpse Cloth Yantra Sinjana Cords with Ancient China Lacquer, an extremely rare talismanic ancient Amulet of Luang Por Muang Wat Ban Tuan. Made Circa 2450 – 2460 BE or earlier. The Prakot Khaen merasures 12 Inches long (hoop 2 Inches), allowing a 10 inch diameter span. This item is an extreme rarity and a top collector’s talismanic amulet of master class status. The Prakot Khaen was a magical ritual regalia for warriors in olden days to protect themselves in battle, which became also a ritual ceremonial wear of Muay Thai Warriors as Wartimes became a thing of the past, and modern times preserved the tradition with the Martial Art of Muay Thai.
Luang Por Muang Jantasaro, of Wat Ban Tuan, Amper Ban Tuan, Kanjanaburi Province, is an Old Gaeji Ajarn Guru Monk of Great Fame who was in his Heyday during the First World War. He was around in the same era as the Great Luang Por Ngern of Wat bang Klan and was a very famous and revered Master during those days.
His most famous and sought after ancient amulets were and are now more than ever, his Rian Pum Luang Por Muang (differing faces Hnaa Hnum and Hnaa gae/Young Old Face) of 2460 and also his Waen Pirod Warrior Rings of Protection, which are even more extremely rare to find these days. Even during the time he was still alive, is Waen Pirod were a most sought after item, and anybody who owned one would be unable to convince to part with it.
Nowadays, his Waen Pirod are amongst some of the rarest items to be found in Thai Amulet collectorship, in the ‘Krueang Rang’ (Occult Talismans) Category of Amulets. Serious Collectors and Devotees of Essentially Rare amulets and Talismans in the Thai Collector scene are known to be very fervent about wanting to own a Waen Pirod of Luang Por Muang, which are so difficult to find, as to make them the dream of many a collector. In the below picture we can see the true ageing characteristics of the rak chart daeng ancient red chinese lacquer used, which has blackened over the passage of a century or more
Most ‘Sian Pra’ (expert collectors and traders) will not sell their Waen/Khaen Pirod, but will only place it in competition or on show for admiration of such an old amulet of historical importance, but hardly ever are prepared to part with them for any price.
This is because those in the know, are aware that Luang Por Muang did not make so many of these rings, for the fact that his method of making them adhered to the Ancient Wicha and that this meant, that the extremely complex methods used limited the amount he was able to make. So he never made that many, and would also not hand them out easily to just anybody, because he never made them in any mass quantities.
In those days, Guru masters would not allow their devotees to assist in making mass productions, and so with old amlets, each amulet would pass only through the hands of the master and be self made and self empowered (this rule of course, does not apply to the case of smelted coins of course, and is specifically true for talismans, Takrut and similar hand made amulets). Luang Por did not make them for fundraising or other reasons, and would only make them for special reasons in special circumstances, for specific persons or reasons.
Their magic power is also unquestioned, for the way that Luang Por Muang would perform his Ritual Method of creating and empowering these rings of power in the ancient traditional method of applied Wicha (Sorcery).
He would use ‘Pha Hor Sop Dtaay Hoeng’ (cloth used to wrap Hoeng Prai corpses who died in sudden circumstances – a prerequisite for Prai Necromantic Sorcery power to be at its most powerful) cloth for their making. He use the full and complete ‘Dtamra’ (formula of legend) of the Wicha used to make old amulets during the Ancient Ayuttaya period, which he had recieved passed down to him from his lineage Masters, which was used by the first Kings of Thailand (Pra Naresuan Maharaj).
Once he has made and bound the rings into their shape and form, he would then perform Invocations and Ritual Methods of Empowerment, and then throw the rings into the blazin ritual fire. If the ring would birn, then he would destory it and not use it, for this would mean that not enough Samadi Meditative Concentration had been applied, and would begin again and make a new ring. Only the rings which did not burn in the fire, would be used. Those rings which proved through the fire test that they possessed true power, would be taken and covered in herbal lacquer to make them last for centuries (Pirod means burning flame, hence ‘Waen Pirod’ means Flaming Ring – and is fireproof).
Luang Por would use a reddish lacquer similar to Chinese lacquer which was used in those days, but which turns black in time. He would dip the rings many times to get a thick coating, but this kind of lacquer would slowly crack and form small openings as the years passed hy, which is part of the immense beauty and attraction of the Waen Pirod of Luang Por Muang.
To authenticate and know what a real Waen Pirod (for indeed such a sought after item has many forgeries around) one should know to examing the lacquer and see the slight cracks and the beige brownish sinjana cord and corpse cloth within that is visible through the cracks of the lacquer. One should also notice small areas of reddish tints where the original red lacquer color still resonates through the darkened lacquer surface.
Kata Waen Pirod
Om Pra Pirod Khord Pra Pinai
(Chant 9 Times when placing the ring on or hanging it on your neckchain for wearing)
Om Pra Pinai Klaay Pra Pirod
(Chant 9 times when removing the ring, or taking of your neckchain or pendant holder)
Luang Por Muang’s famous Hwaen and Khaen Pirod and Chueak Kart Aew are reputed to have many magical powers, amongst them are said to be invincibility and safety in dangerous situations, as well as in the olden days as people would have to enter the deep jungle, that the ring will protect agains all sorts of dangeorus animals, ghosts and demons, and poisonous beats such as cobras, scorpions and hunting animals such as the tiger. Demons and Prai Hian Ghosts will not dare to approach. Maha Ud (gunstopper), and protection agains all sorts of weaponry. This is a truly ancient amulet, and is is roughty one century old.