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Laughing Buddha Maitreya Hand-Carved Boxwood

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Laughing Buddha Maitreya Hand-Carved Boxwood

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Buddha statues across Asia are representative of the teachings and travels of Gautama Buddha. Each statue features common physical attributes, poses, and postures that define its purpose and meaning. The hand gestures of the Buddha, called mudras, indicate teaching, meditation, enlightenment, and wisdom.

Laughing Buddha, brings good luck, contentment and abundance in one's life. His appearance comes from a Buddhist Zen monk who lived over 1000 years ago. His protruding stomach and jolly smile earned him this name.

Buddha with beads is considered to be a monk representing meditation practice. The beads also symbolize ‘pearls of wisdom'.

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 2 x 2 in (5 x 5 x 5 cm)
  • Large 2.8 x 2.8 x 2.8 (7 x 7 x 7 cm)
  • Shipped from China. Expect 15-30 days.


 

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