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Lapis Lazuli (Medium, 16cm)
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A beautiful piece by Ram Kumar, made entirely of Lapis Lazuli. Depicting the Maiterya Buddha, or laughing Buddha, it represents joy in the little things. A laughing buddha in your home can bring luck and good fortune, famous in Chinese and Japanese cultures, becoming more popular in the west for its memorable features. Carved with such detailed expertise, the deep blue emanates knowledge and power. With greenish hues and gold flecks the piece reflects dimension and depth. Perfect in accompanying an inner search of true happiness and wisdom.
About Laughing Buddha - Maitreya Buddha
Laughing Buddha sculptures are known to bring happiness and good fortune when placed at homes. For those that own a business, having the buddha sculpture on the reception desk will bring prosperity and growth to the business. According to feng shui practice, placing the Happy Buddha opposite the front door is also lucky. This location allows buddha to interact with the energy entering your home.
It is often misconstrued in Western culture that this is a depiction of Gautam Buddha himself when it is really a depiction of the Maitreya Buddha. He was known for always being happy and laughing, which led to his popularity across Asia. The Laughing Buddha is especially popular in Buddhist countries, with his image spreading across China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and Thailand. Travelling across the countries you will often notice large Happy Buddha sculptures placed right at the temple entrances. According to their legends and tales - rubbing Buddha’s large belly will bring luck, happiness, and wealth.
About Lapis Lazuli
Lapis is an ancient and rich spiritual stone. It was used in ancient times by healers, priests, and royalty, for its power, wisdom, and ability to stimulate psychic abilities and inner vision. It represents universal truth, encouraging honesty of the spirit. It is also a stone of friendship, said to bring harmony in relationships. Lapis Lazuli utilises Water Energy, the energy of stillness, quiet strength, and purification. The water element brings power of regeneration and rebirth. Used in a space of contemplation or calm reflection, it quickly reduces stress allowing for peace and serenity. Lapis expands awareness and conscious attunement to the intuitive self, stimulating enlightenment and enhancing dream work. Lapis provides a connection with dream forces that are working to both guide and counsel during altered states.
About Ram Kumar
Ram Kumar is the artist behind some of our most incredible masterpieces here at Mystik River. Ram Kumar’s sculptures are inspired by Indian and Tibetan Gods and Goddesses. Following on from his father Mr. Hanuman and grandfather, both accomplished artists in their time, Ram has continued the family tradition.
Working predominantly with semi-precious stones and high grade crystals , his work focuses on Tibetan Buddha figures and Indian gods such as Ganesh, Shiva, Buddha, Laxmi and Tibetan Tara. His sculptures radiate grace and elegance as he mixes his art with some very high grade semi-precious gemstones such as Labradorite, Tiger’s eye, Rose quartz and Clear Quartz Crystal. His ability to refine the natural beauty of crystals and gems in his sculptures is unlike anything you will experience.
PS: With all hand made stone and wood sculptures, there might be some natural erosion with cracks and spots, but that adds to the one of a kind pieces that we sell here at Mystik River.
Artist: Ram Kumar
Origin: Rajasthan, India
Dimensions: 16cm(h) x 13cm(l) x 6cm(w)
Weight: 1.8kg (1782g)
Product DetailsBrand: Mystik RiverProduct Code:Availability: falseWeight: 1.8kg