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Buddha Statue: offering Buddha sculptures, rare Chinese Buddha statues, Buddha images and Buddha arts. WoodRoyal® is a premier site for Buddha. Our Statues represent the “enlightened one”, the idol of the Buddhist religion. They are a symbol of Buddhism’s founder, Siddhartha Gautama, who preached that to attain Nirvana, a state without suffering, one must eliminate all craving from their life. This can only be done by pursuing the eightfold path.

Buddhist Monk Laughing Buddha Hindu God
Size: 19" X 53" X 18" Size: 31" X 17" X 26" Size: 26" X 39" X 13"
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Price: $1,297.00 USD

Price: $1,442.00 USD

Price: $1,153.00 USD

Indian God Thai Wood Buddha Hindu Woodcarving
Size: 42" X 97" X 9" Size: 25" X 70" X 12" Size: 30" X 82" X 14"
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Price: $11,536.00 USD

Price: $2,884.00 USD

Price: $1,442.00 USD

Hindu God Religious Statue Thailand God
Size: 38" X 79" X 21" Size: 39" X 81" X 6" Size: 23" X 29" X 6"
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Price: $2,596.00 USD

Price: $4,614.00 USD

Price: $692.00 USD


Asian Wooden Statue
Size: 28" X 36" X 5"
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Price: $865.00 USD

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The primary role of Buddha statues is to convey the calm feelings that reflect ones proper mental discipline as having the control over the negative emotions of fear and greed. However, Buddha statues also serve an important role in conveying teachings, particularly in traditional societies with low literacy rates.

While Buddha Statues come in a wide variety of poses, the most common is the Buddha in Lotus Position. This is a position of meditation that symbolizes perfect balance of thought and tranquility. In this statue, the hand positions, called mudra, have the fingers of the right hand resting lightly on the fingers of the left as they lay in the lap of Buddha. The legs are crossed in what is called the Lotus Position. The left foot is placed on the right thigh and the right foot is placed on the left thigh. Many Buddha statues sit on a pedestal in the form of a lotus blossom. The lotus represents the Buddha Mind because, though growing in mire, it puts forth beautiful, immaculate flowers.

Other popular positions include statues with the right hand raised in abhayamudra - the gesture of dispelling fear. These statues symbolize protection and peace in one’s home or garden. Statues Calling the Earth to Witness are represented by Buddha’s right hand touching the ground in a gesture that symbolizes unshakable faith and resolution. The reclining Buddha representing the Buddha’s death and passage to Nirvana symbolizes complete peace and detachment from the world.

Some Buddha statues are actually based on Bodhisattvas, people could have passed to Nirvana, but instead chose to remain in this world out of compassion for other human beings. The Avalokitesvara’s main purpose is to listen to the cries for help from those in trouble and provide them with aid. He is the protector from danger and his sacrifice symbolizes infinite compassion, the sharing of mankind's misery and a willingness to help those in distress. The eight arms symbolize his reaching out with compassion to save the world. The famous Chinese view of Avalokitesvara is a women known as Kuan Yin (or Kwan Yin). We have a large selection of Kuan Yin Statues in our Lanna Gallery.

The process of direct carving imposes a characteristic order on the forms of sculpture. The faces of the original block, slab, or cylinder of material can usually still be sensed, existing around the finished work as a kind of implied spatial envelope limiting the extension of the forms in space and connecting their highest points across space. In a similar way, throughout the whole carving, smaller forms and planes can be seen as contained within implied larger ones. Thus, an ordered sequence of containing forms and planes, from the largest to the smallest, gives unity to the work.

Indirect carving: All of the great sculptural traditions of the past used the direct method of carving, but in Western civilization during the 19th and early 20th centuries it became customary for stone and, to a lesser extent, wood sculpture to be produced by the indirect method. This required the production of a finished clay model that was subsequently cast in plaster and then reproduced in stone or wood in a more or less mechanical way by means of a pointing machine (see Pointing below). Usually the carving was not done by the sculptor himself. At its worst, this procedure results in a carved copy of a design that was conceived in terms of clay modeling. Although indirect carving does not achieve aesthetic qualities that are typical of carved sculpture, it does not necessarily result in bad sculpture. Rodin's marble sculptures, for example, are generally considered great works of art even by those who object to the indirect methods by which they were produced. The indirect method has been steadily losing ground since the revival of direct carving in the early 20th century, and today it is in general disrepute among carvers.

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Based in Thailand, we are the premier studio of rare Buddha images, Buddha sculpture, rare Buddha statues, and art made in solid teak originally from Southeast Asia.
If you are looking for a genuine Buddha statue or you collect or sell rare Buddha, religious artifacts or Asian art then WoodRoyal® Studio is the place to purchase the best items available on the internet.
We are happy to sell directly to private collectors. We are unable to offer sets of identical items for purchase as each
item is unique, but we can offer, for example, several Buddha images originating from Thailand, or several Buddha statues in a similar style, although they will often differ in interpretation and iconography.
Laughing Buddha: a Chinese monk named Ho Tai is widely referred to by non-Buddhists as the "laughing Buddha" or "happy Buddha." Many believe that he is an incarnation of a Buddha who will appear in the future and might properly be called a bodhisattva. You will find a statue of the Ho Tai laughing Buddha in our collection.
Updated 17-Jul-2007

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