Hotei Laughing Buddha Statue hand carved suar wood Sculpture Bali Art

$ 289.00

Hotei Laughing Fat Buddha Statue Hand Carved Suar Wood. Known as the Good Fortune Buddha, hands raised above his head holding a large coin while standing upon his bag.  He has a round fat belly that is said to symbolize good luck, abundance & prosperity. 

This Buddha Sculpture 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.

You will be receiving the exact carving shown here, this is a one of a kind carving hand picked by us in Bali. 

  • Size: 16" Tall x 10" X 5" at the base
  • Approx. weight: 8 lbs
  • Solid wood
  • Artisan crafted in Bali
  • Ships FAST from our location in the USA

About the Budai:

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.

Zen Buddhism

Budai 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.

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