Wood, 9 Cm from Indonesia (SKU 1245)
Laughing Buddha statue. As this sculpture was entirely carved by hand, surface imperfections and natural variations in appearance and wood colour may appear.
Approximate dimensions: Height: 9 cm, Width: 10 cm.
Hotei or Pu-Tai is better known as the Laughing Buddha, and is based on a Buddhist Zen monk who lived over 1000 years ago in China. Due to his large protruding stomach, broad smile and infectious laugh, he came to be known as the Laughing Buddha.
His image today can be found in many temples, restaurants and homes all over the world. Legend has it that if one rubs the Laughing Buddha's great belly, it brings good energy, wealth and joyful blessings.