Laughing Buddha Statue Happy Fat Laughing Hotei Wood Carving Bali art 5"

$ 39.00


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.





This beautifully detailed carved Happy Buddha or Hoi Tai was skillfully hand carved by talented Master Carver Bali. Suar wood was used, polished to a rich brown patina. These wood working skills  have been passed down from past generations to create  masterful works of art.

This Laughing Buddha is beautifully carved completely by hand, from one solid chunk of suar wood.  He is laughing and sitting on top of a lotus base in joyful expression, with a coin nestled in his palm.

Each Buddha may have slightly different carving, wood grain and expression than the photo, this is not a flaw, but a reflection of the handcrafted & natural origins of this unique product.

The Happy Buddha is said to bring good fortune into your life. His round smiling face and abundant body are sure to bring you hours of pleasure.

      • specifications
      • 5.5" tall
      • 4" X 4" at the base
      • Handcrafted in Bali Indonesia
      • Ships FAST from the USA

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