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Monk Statue - Coconut Shell (Myanmar)

Monk Statue - Coconut Shell (Myanmar)

Regular price $142.00 AUD
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A very rare piece from Ngapali, Myanmar, which depicts the head of a monk.

Interestingly artist Mr. Miao choose used pressed coconut shell for his creation. Such statues are often created as symbol of peace and compassion. Monk statues often commemorate the monastic community - those who took the path of renunciation of material pleasures and desires, in order to follow Buddha teachings and practise mindfulness.

Symbolically, the monk features become one with the medium, blending in with natural lines of the coconut, making the monk's image disappear when we change the angle. This speaks of the nature of monk's path, which calls to to dissolve of the notion of  "self" or ego by letting go of desires through various meditative practises.

Note: 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 kind pieces that we sell here at Mystik River.

Artist - Mr Miao

Medium - Pressed Coconut Shell

Origin - Ngapali, Myanmar

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