The generic name for statues with an open mouth is Ha, that for those with a closed mouth is Heng. The two sounds are the start and end sounds in Sanskrit, symbolizing the basis of sounds.
Chinese artisans are reputed 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 sought for fine wood carving, although limited by the small sizes available. It is also resistant to splitting and chipping.
- Hand Carved Boxwood
- 3.5 x 8 in (9 x 20 cm
- Shipped from China. Expect 16-30 days