This wonderful piece is hand carved of natural water buffalo horn. Buddha is depicted carrying a modest traveling package with an umbrella. Such an image symbolizes the Buddhist belief in lessening of material possessions, which in turn simplifies life and purifying minds. The Happy Buddha, one of the most beloved and certainly the most popular, is always seen in a loose robe exposing his belly. His teaching is profound yet simple: "Have an open heart. Hold no anger and animosity. Removal of desire creates happiness. Acceptance of others create peace".
Beautiful honey colored horn gives the piece a lustrous glow. Superb craftsmanship makes it pleasant to touch.
DIMENSIONS: 6" h x 2.25" w x 1.5" d
CONSTRUCTION: Hand made, hand carved
ORIGIN: An Hui