SOLD Antique Teak Wood Earth Touching Buddha Carving 23"
SOLD Antique Teak Wood Earth Touching Buddha Carving 23"
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SOLD Antique Teak Wood Earth Touching Buddha Carving 23"

Item #: 25w18

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This statue is sold. We may have another statue that is similar or we may be able to commission another for you. Please contact us at [email protected] or 760-994-4455 if you are interested in learning more.


Statue Details

Materials: Hand Carved in Chiang Mai, Thailand from Antique Teak Wood Columns; Gold Leaf
Total Height Including Base: 23 inches
Base Diameter: 7 inches
Weight: 10 pounds
  • This unique Buddha is hand carved from reclaimed teak wood from old houses in the north of Thailand
  • The wood is naturally distressed with holes and other interesting odities that give the sculpture an organic look and feel
  • The Buddha wears a unique large hat and is in the earth touching mudra
  • A beautiful and unqiue Buddha statue!
Description The Buddha was carved out of antique teak columns.  The lower portion of the base shows the wood that the top portion of the Buddha was carved from best.  The old teak wood gives the statue a old worn out feel of a true antique Buddha statue from Lanna times.  The red coloration of the Buddha is typical of an antique Thai wood Buddha.  The Buddha has a very unique elephant trunk shape decoration for the top of his head.

The Buddha is sitting in the Earth Touching, Calling the Earth to Witness, or The victory over (Subduing) Mara position.  He sits with folded legs (right on top of the left).  The left hand is held in his lap with the palm facing upward.  The right hand extends over the right thigh, near the knee, with the fingers pointing towards the ground, palm inward.  During meditation, Siddartha was subjected to many temptations but none as terrible as those posed by the evil Mara, who bombards him with his demon armies, monsters, beasts and violent storms and his three lascivious daughters.  The Buddha remains steadfast.  Then to testify to Mara of his meritorious past, he points to the earth with his hand and calls forth Thorani, the beautiful earth goddess.  She rises from the ground and wrings the water from her long, black hair, which raises a torrential flood that drowns Mara and his army of demons.
Care

"The use of a wood polish will keep the wood looking fresh and the colors vibrant."

Wood statues are easy to take care of as they just need some annual upkeep to keep them looking as they did when they were first carved.  All the wood used by Lotus Sculpure's artists is dried out for months.  Moisture causes cracks in the sculpture as the wood contracts and expands in different temperatures.  Our wood has little to no moisture in it assuring that the sculpture is not going to crack in its journey into different climates.  Here are some simple tips to keep your statue in good condition:

  • Dust the statue as needed to prevent dirt build up
  • To make the statue shine use a natural wood cleaner and a cotton cloth to buff the sculpture
We prefer Old English to polish and buff our statues.  The use of a wood polish like Old English will keep the wood looking fresh and keep the colors looking vibrant.  For natural wood and painted wooden statues we recommend Old English for lighter woods.  For darker wood statues we recommend Old English for darker woods.  Lotus Sculpture cleans and polishes each  wooden statue prior to shipping them to the customer.

We recommend keeping wooden statues in an indoor environment.  Wood statues can go outside however, they will wear more quickly and develop an antique appearance.  If you would like to put a wood statue from Lotus Sculpture outside and keep the same appearance of the sculpture we would recommend first coating the statue with a couple of layers of sealant or polyurethane.  We would then recommend placing the statue in a partially covered area.  The more exposure to the elements the more the statue will wear over time.   Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions regarding your wooden statue from Lotus Sculpture, (760) 994-4455 or [email protected]

Shipping USA Shipping

This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping. The shipping charge is automatically calculated by UPS for shipping within the United States. Each sculpture is usually shipped within 24 hours of the order with the exception of the weekend. To obtain a shipping quote simply add the statue you are interested in to your shopping cart and then select click on the "Calculate Domestic Shipping" button. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.

International Shipping

This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping to anywhere in the world. If you are in Canada please select "UPS Standard to Canada" for the shipping option. If you are an international customer please select "International Shipping" during checkout. The shipping charge will be calculated as $0. Lotus Sculpture will email you the correct shipping cost subject to your approval or you may call us at 760-994-4455 or email us at info@lotussculpture.com for a shipping quote. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.