Hotei Traveling Buddha Statue Good Luck Fortune Hand Carved Wood Bali art 16"
Hand Carved Happy Traveling Buddha Statue (Hoi Tai) was skillfully handcrafted by a talented Master Carver Bali. A solid chunk of suar wood was used, polished to a rich brown patina. These woodworking skills have been passed down from past generations to create masterful works of art.
A really happy and pleasant presence as he stands on a sack full of money. I have included many photos of this fantastic carving for you to review from every angle. You will be receiving the exact sculpture pictured here. A unique on of a kind work of art.
The Happy Buddha is said to bring good fortune into your life. His round smiling face and abundent body are sure to bring you hours of pleasure.
- 16" tall
- 9" X 5" at the base
- Solid suar wood
- Handcrafted in Bali Indonesia
- 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 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.