Bodhidharma was a semi-legendary Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th or 6th century. He is traditionally credited as the transmitter of Chan Buddhism to China. His name means "dharma of awakening (bodhi)" in Sanskrit.
Chinese artisans are well knowned for the precision and extreme detailing they put into woodcarving. They favor the boxwood to create amazing artworks.
Buxus is a genus of about 70 species, generally small trees or bushes, common names include box or boxwood. Owing to its fine grain it is a good wood for fine wood carving, although limited by the small sizes available. It is also resistant to splitting and chipping.
- Handcarved from boxwood
- Small: 2 x 4.3 x 1.4 in (5,2 x 11 x 3,5)
- Large 3 x 6 x 2.7 in (8 x 15,5 x 6 cm)
- Shipped from China. Expect 15-30 days.