Lp tae, wat Sam ngan I think no need to introduce. Too famous since many years ago. I heard of his big name when I wad a primary school kid.
He is the father of kuman thong. The first to use phong plaikuman in the making of kumanthong and khun phen. N his takrut is also ranked among the top 5 in Thai consistently.
I have written a bio about this great n compassion master. Refer to that fir details.
Today after some cleaning, notice I have not post and share about these great piece. So...
This one shown is his second batch khumphen made in early 2500. It was baked clay mixed with soil from 7 graveyard, 7 garden and 7 holy places. Also mixed with large amount of phong plai kuman.
Someone ask me if this is considered a barang. I would say depends on your definition. To me, the material used doesn't define amulet to be barang. Rather the way it was made and the cause of making it. For l.p. tae khumphen or kumanthong, the way it was made is different from barang nowadays and the main purpose is really to help the soul to gather merit by helping ppl n thereby get reincarnated faster n better. Very similar way as what l.p. tim of wat lahanrai did.
Thete are two colours shown. The red one is quite easily found. 40,000 made. N the black colour one is really rare. May b 100 made. I have not seen another black one after mine. So, price also different.
Why this is good for collectors:
1. Made by father of kumanthong. L.p. tae khunphen is ranked top 5 khunphen in Thailand in the same league as bang krang and lp Tim.
2. L.p. tae kuman now fetch 5 figure easily in sgd. His takrut also cost more than s$2k easily. N this 2nd batch is only couple of hundreds. Very affordable n value for money.
3. It was mixed with phong plai kuman. The next kp mixed with plaikuman in the same league cost 5 figures now in SGD.
Enjoy..I have yet to find out where did I keep his takrut. Will share once I find it.