Hotei Laughing Buddha of Good Fortune Statue Carved Wood sculpture Bali Art
Reclining Hoi Tai the Happy Buddha of Good Fortune & Prosperity statue hand carved from suar wood and stained with a two toned finish. He has a round fat belly that is said to symbolize good luck and abundance. This jolly fellow is sure to make you smile and feel good every time you see him.
He was hand carved by talented carvers in Bali of dense high quality suar wood which is a sustainable resource grown and harvested in Bali and Java.
Each Buddha will have slightly different carving, wood grain, size and expression than the photo, this is not a flaw, but a reflection of the handcrafted & natural origins of this unique product.
This wonderful work of the Happy Buddha will you good fortune! Small size is perfect for your personal altar or even your office.
- Measures approximately - 8" L 4" W X 6" T
- Solid sustainable suar wood
- Artisan crafted in Bali
- Ships FAST from our location in the USA
Although primarily a folkloric figure, he has been incorporated into a number of Buddhist and Taoist folklore traditions. the Budai is admired for his happiness, plenitude, and wisdom of contentment. One belief popular in folklore maintain that rubbing his belly brings wealth, good luck, and prosperity.
In Japan, Hotei persists in folklore as one of the Seven Lucky Gods of Taoism.
Budai in Zen Buddhism is said to travel giving candy to poor children, only asking a penny from Zen monks or lay practitioners he meets. One day a monk walks up to him and asks, "What is the meaning of Zen?" Budai drops his bag. "How does one realize Zen?" he continued. Budai then took up his bag and continued on his way.