A look at just a few of the plethora of Carved Ivory and Tooth, Wood, Bone Singha amulets of the Great LP Derm of Wat Nong Po, to bring the style of the various preferred artisans who carved them, and the appearance of natural aging of amulets which reage the Era of Luang Por Derm. Knowing how to estimate the age and recognise the effects of natural aging on an amulet, this assists in authenticating it for your beliefs. Hence, we present some classic images and comments to increase your ability to differentiate the Carved Singha Amulets of Luang Por Derm, from those of other Masters (which is in any case, a very difficult art).

Singh Sam Khwan – Triple Fortunes Singha Himapant Lion

The Singh Sam Khwan Himapant Lion carved amulet is one of the most highly preferred and revered of his carved amulets, almost equal to Luang Por derm’s famous Mitmor Ivory handle and Bone sheath Exorcist Knives, which hold world master class status.

Below we see a classic Hand Carved Ivory Singha Lion in Heart Shape Frame, which is one of the various forms known by devotees, and is featured in encyclopaedic works of the pantheon of amulets of this Master

Below; Singh Sam Khwan Pim Roop Hua Jai Nuea Gna Gae carved ivory heart-shape model, highly preferred and extremely rare

Hand Carved Ivory Singha Lion in Heart Shape Frame - LP Derm Puttasaro Wat Nong Po

Hand Carved Ivory Singha Lion in Heart Shape Frame – LP Derm Puttasaro Wat Nong Po

Luang Por Derm’s Carved Ivory, Boar Tusk Tiger Teeth and wooden hand made antique amulets, are amongst the most highly desired and collected items. The Wicha of Luang Por Derm is continued to this day through his Looksit of the various Master Lineages.

Below; Singh Sam Khwan amulets in Oval, ‘Pim Roop Hua Jai’ Heart shape, and in Loi Ongk statuette forms. The Singh Sam Khwan was also made with different kinds of mouths, such as the Pak Nok Gaew ‘parrot beak’ version.

Singha Ivory Amulets of Luang Por Derm

Singha Carved Ivory, Tooth and Bone Amulets of Luang Por Derm

His carved ivory, and wooden amulets are vary rare items, and highly individual in appearance, for they were made by individual Artisans who were Initiated and had received the Wicha, and ‘Korb Kroo’ Ritual Empowerment as permission from Luang Por Derm himself.

Close Ups of Ivory of the Singh Sam Khwan Pim Roop Hua Jai

Close Ups of Ivory of the Singh Sam Khwan Pim Roop Hua Jai

Only such Lineage Master Initiates were allowed to perform carving or knife forging for Luang Por Derm, and even to this day after his passing, all the Posthumous Editions of amulets which derive from Masters who are Initiates of Luang Por Derm, must use only amulets and Artisanry which has been made by an Initiated Artisan.

Singh Sam Khwan LP Derm Nuea Graduk

Luang Por Derm is considered one of the greatest masters for Powerful Amulets was famous for many amulets, but the Singh Sam Khwan, Mitmor, and Rachasri Lion amulets, along with his Nang Kwak, Roop Lor statuettes, have become synonimous with his name.

Singh Sam Khwan in varous materials, such as wood and ivory

Singh Sam Khwan in varous materials, such as wood and ivory


Luang Por Derm Puttasaro made carved Singha Lions and other amulets in a variety of forms, as well as a host of other types of Sacred Amulets and Talismanic Charms, be they Pha Yant (both hand inscribed and sil screened), Hand carved, and cast metal Loi Ongk mini statuettes, Photographs, Takrut, and sacred powder amulets.

Nang Kwak Luang Por Derm

LP Derm also made many types of Nang Kwak Carved amulets, in various forms, which is typical of how artisans make use of the size and shape of each piece of ivory, wood, or bone or other substance they have to work with, and extract the most artistic form possible with the given shape.

Nang Kwak Hlang Pra Pid Ta Carved Amulet of LP Derm, with Nang Kwak on one side, and Pra Pid Ta on the other side

Nang Kwak Hlang Pra Pid Ta Carved Amulet of LP Derm, with Nang Kwak on one side, and Pra Pid Ta on the other side

The Nang Kwak can be seen in a large variety of forms indeed, some of them featuring animals on the bases of the amulets, which was also done with Buddha Images (Pra Prajam Wan Birthday Buddhas)

Tiger Pidta Singha Hanuman 4 in One carved ivory votive tablet

Tiger Pidta Singha Hanuman 4 in One carved ivory votive tablet

Nang Kwak Nang Ko (riding an oxen), by LP Derm - recommended for those born in the year of the Ox

Nang Kwak Nang Ko (riding an oxen), by LP Derm – recommended for those born in the year of the Ox

The Nang Kwak is seen as a ‘Pim Gleeb Bua’ Lotus Petal shape, found in various materials ranging from sacred powders, to carved ivory.

Nang Kwak LP Derm Pim Gleeb Bua carved Lotus Petal shapd ivory amulet

Nang Kwak LP Derm Pim Gleeb Bua carved Lotus Petal shapd ivory amulet

As with the Singh Sam Khwan, the Nang Kwak was also sometimes (rare) made in the form of a heart shape.

The Nang Kwak was walso found as a Roop Lor and Rian Lor metallic amulet from LP Derm.

Some of the rarer individual hand carved amulets which are not found documented are also noteworthy, for those whose interest is to catalogue and recognize the inimitable carvings of the chosen looksit initiate artisans of Luang Por Derm Puttasaro, of Wat Nong Po.

Below; a very rare carved Pra Pid Ta Buddha Loi Ongk carved from Ivory, the Patina reveals its age and natural accumulation of character, as the passage of time increases the beauty of the ivory

Pid Ta Nga Gae Carved Ivory Nirodha Buddha by LP Derm

Pid Ta Nga Gae Carved Ivory Nirodha Buddha by LP Derm


Luang Por Jong of Wat na Tang Nork (Ayuttaya)

Pra Nang Kwak Ancient Amulet Brazen Statuette for Bucha of the Supawadii Beckoning Merchant’s Daughter, from the Great deceased Ayuttaya olden days master of olden times, LP Jong, of Wat Na Tang Nok.

Luang Por Jong, was one of the previous generation of attained Masters, of National and International Fame. The Mae Nang Kwak amulets of Luang Por Jong are considered amongst the top 5 Mae Nang Kwak amulets of all Masters, along with Luang Phu Bun (Wat Klang Bang Gaew), Kroo Ba Chum (Wat Wang Mui), Luang Por Te (Wat Sam Ngam), and Luang Por Im (Wat Hua Khao)




The Nang Kwak amulet of Luang Por Jong is an immensely rare acquisition for the true Devotee of Luang Por Jong, and an irresistible exhibit for any truly avid collector of this Master, and for those who seek the perfect amulet to increase their business earnings and customers, and improve their charm, business and social skills.