Wooden Laughing Buddha
This is a fantastic hand-carved figure of the laughing Buddha
The Budai, or laughing Buddha, is traditionally depicted as an obese, bald man wearing a robe and carrying prayer beads. He is shown as a poor man but a contented one, teaching us that you do not need to be rich to be happy!
The Budai figure appears throughout Chinese culture as a representation of contentment and abundance, it is said that rubbing his protruding belly will bring the bearer wealth, good luck, and prosperity.
Size: Approx. 14cm high
Material: Raintree wood
Credentials: Hand-crafted, ethically produced, fair trade
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