9 Cm from Indonesia (SKU 1245)
Laughing Buddha statue. These jolly fellows have spent many years in a sunny crystal filled room meditating, and have therefore incurred a rather gracious fade mark over their back, rather like a cape (see photo). We like it, and hope you do too. Approximate dimensions - Height: 9 cm, Width: 10 cm. As this sculpture was entirely carved by hand, surface imperfections and natural variations in appearance and wood colour may appear.
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.