Lucky Traveling Fat Buddha Laughing Statue Figure Wood Carving Bali art 8"
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.
This beautifully detailed carved Happy Traveling Buddha or Hoi Tai was skillfully hand carved by talented wood Carver in Bali. Suar wood was used, polished to a rich brown patina.
This Laughing Traveling Buddha with a sack is beautifully carved completely by hand using only simple hand tools, from one piece of suar wood. A really happy and pleasant presence as he drags along his sack.
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.
We have a few of these in stock, carving wood grain and coloration my be slightly different on each statue. Size may also vary slightly. This is normal and a reflection of the hand crafted origins of this unique product.
- 5" tall
- 8" long
- 2" X 8" at the base
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