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  Garuda claws

 

Thailand

Dark-coloured Garuda claws, known in Thai as look lep krut. It resembles the skull of a small rodent or snake, with two distinctive hooks, that look like pointed teeth.

 

However, these fang-like hooks are also reminiscent of claws and are hence referred to as look lep krut.

 

  Garuda claws

 

  Garuda claws

 

They are revered as amulets and often decked with gold leaf. There are two natural colours, i.e. light beige and dark brown (fig.).