The internet is full of info on Kuman Thong. The problem is, most of it is misleading or false.
Many state that all Kuman Thong are made of roasted, corpse oil-infused, gold leaf-covered fetuses of children who died in their mother’s womb.
Reality is different: amulet masters capture the soul of an unborn child into an otherwise lifeless container, usually a doll or a fetus/child statue.
Using a Human fetus as a container is, instead, a very rare albeit well documented practice, obviously illegal in Thailand and anywhere else.
Kuman Thong are not meant to be worn, but rather kept in a designated area of the house, properly dressed and given milk, soda and toys offerings.
When taken care of, they can protect the householdfrom any danger as they are able to hear anything within a 20000 Km radius; when not, they can cause harm to their owner and his family.
In a passage of the Thai epic poem “Khun Chang Khun Phaen“, translated by Chris Baker, Khun Phaen creates a Kuman Thong using the unborn child of his own wife.
3. Phra Khrueang พระเครื่อง
Initially meant as a gift by monks in exchange for temple donations, Phra Krueang is the most common of Thai amulets.
Tablet or medal-shaped, they usually show the image of Buddhist/Hindu deities or famous monks, and are made of temple dust, pollen, assorted ashes, pulverized monk’s hair and robes, etc.
Notable Phra Krueang include Phra Somdej (simple in appearance but considered the King of amulets), Phra Rod (discovered in a collapsed temple), Phra Kring (with a rattling bead inside) and Jatukham Rammathep, see below.
Phra Krueang owners have to “on/off” them with prayers before/after wearing them (always above the waist) and never put them in the room where sex happens.
Different Phra Krueang bear different powers, including protection from black magic, career and aura improvement, better health and inner peace.