The "NANG KWAK" is a spirit supposed to bring money in the household. Its statue represents a woman in Thai traditional clothes, sitting on her knees with the right hand up and the hand making the gesture to bring money to her-self. Thai people like to have this statue in their home or their shop.

It has been said that this goddness is one Thailand's most intriguing cross-cultural and cross-species religious luck symbols that exists. It is thought that Nang Kwak originally evolved from the Hindu Goddess Parvathi, the daughter of the mountians, who it was said the first to grow rice.

She first appeared in Thailand as a rice prosperity goddess with a sheaf of rice over her shoulder. (The pre-Buddhist Mae Posop) The money bag on her lap and beckoning hand were added at later dates, design elements almost certainly borrowed from the familiar Japanese Maneki Neko beckoning cat, a good luck tailsman for merchants. In some examples she is even featured with feline characteristics, notably a tail.