A Thai Buddha amulet, also referred to as a "votive tablet" is a special kind of Thai Buddhist blessed item. These amulets are made by Buddhist Monks in Thailand as a way to raise funds for the Temple. The Buddhist Monks meditate over these amulets for at least three days. As the legend goes, during this time the good intentions of the Monks transfer to the amulet thus imbuing them with their protective qualities.
Almost every Thai Buddhist has at least one Thai amulet and it is common to see young or elderly people wear one or many amulets around their necks. Amulets are made using the Buddha image, an image of an auspicious Monk, or even an image of the Monks who made the amulets. Amulets vary in size, shape, and materials such as plaster, bone, wood, or metal. They may include ash from incense or old temple structures, or hair from a famous monk to add protective power to the amulets.