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SOLD Fat Buddha Holding Wish Stick 36"
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    SOLD Fat Buddha Holding Wish Stick 36" Item # 45w2

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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 kyle@lotussculpture.com or 760-994-4455 if you are interested in learning more.



    • Materials: White Marble hand carved in Vietnam
    • Total Height Including Base: 36 inches
    • Base Width & Depth: 34 x 31 inches
    • Weight: 4250 pounds
    • Invite prosperity into your home or garden with a Fat and Happy Buddha of wealth
    • The Buddha statue is hand carved from one piece of white marble and would be perfect in any garden in extreme heat or cold
    • He holds a wish stick to grant devotees boons
    • Completely one of a kind!

    Description

    The happy Buddha is not only delightful to look at but it is extremely large. The Buddha is one square meter in size! His large exposed belly and chest supports a jolly, smiling face and bald head of a radiant, happy Buddha. In his right hand he holds a wish stick, which can grant anyone their wishes. The fat Buddha is a sign of good luck and to have one in a home or business invites luck into the home or business. His face is shining with joy. His smile and bright eyes radiate happiness and love. He wears malas around his neck which rest on his large belly. His finger and toe nails are fully and carved and detailed. His gossamer robes hang loosely around his body and are neatly tied with a bow below his belly. He is seated on a double lotus base

    This white marble statue is a one of a kind sculpture, hand carved by the artists of Vietnam. The Buddha statue would add peace and serenity to any garden, home or temple.

    About Fat & Happy Buddha

    The lovable fat, happy, laughing Buddha represents the ideals of good health, wealth, happiness, prosperity and longevity. He is known as Budai (Chinese) and Hotai (Japanese). He is lovingly referred to as the Happy Buddha, Laughing Buddha or the Buddha of Wealth. The Laughing Buddha is based on an historical figure of an obese Zen monk who wandered China during the Laing Dynasty. He was known for carrying a sack of candy, which he gave to children on the street. People believed that he was an incarnation of the Maitreya Buddha.
     
    In sculpture the Laughing Buddha is depicted with a large, exposed belly carrying a hemp sack, which is filled with gold, health and happiness. Buddhists do not see wealth as being only material but spiritual wealth as well. Both his belly and the large sack convey this concept of abundance.
     
    The laughing Buddha of Wealth is always depicted in a relaxing posture, exuding happiness to all who are near Him. His smile and jovial nature is infectious, reminding you that there is more to life than just worldly possessions. His large Belly is always bursting out of his robes. Sometimes he wears red colored robes that represent good fortune and blessings.
     
    He usually carries a gold ingot (sycee) or a small hemp sack in his hand.  He sits or stands upon a hemp sack of wealth under him. Around his neck, he wears auspicious mala beads as well as a large, round medallion that bring blessings to the surrounding. He sometimes holds a stick known as a wish stick, which he uses to grant people boons. Many people believe that rubbing his belly will grant anyone their wish.
     
    He is often seen surrounded by children or carrying children on his back.  Children naturally flock to him, not just because he gives them candy but because his joyous nature is so childlike that they see him as an equal.  Some people believe a statue of the laughing Buddha is good to have around newborns as well as those wanting to have children.

    Care

    "White Marble is extremely strong and perfect for the outdoors in any weather.  You can use soap, warm water and a cotton cloth to periodically go over the statue to remove any dust or dirt buildup."

    Soap and warm water is the best way to maintain the statue.  You can use a small brush to get into the small crevices of the statue like the hands and hair.  Do not use any oils to clean the statue as this may be absorbed by the stone and discolor the applied area. 

    White marble's durability makes it perfect for cold winters and hot summers in any climate.  The stone can stand up to the harshest conditions of heat and bitter cold.  We suggest you bathe the sculpture at least once a year so that dirt does not collect on the sculpture.  This will maintain the sculpture for your grandchildren and then their grandchildren!

    If you have any questions concerning your white marble statue please email us at info@lotussculpture.com or call us at 1(760) 994-4455.

    Shipping

    USA Shipping

    This sculpture is in our Greenwich, CT warehouse store and ready for immediate packing. Shipping is calculated from Greenwich, CT after the purchase. This piece is too heavy to ship via UPS ground and will be shipped using an international freight service. Typically we use TNT Special Services as they give the most competitive rates. Approximately 3 working days are needed to pack the sculpture in its own custom wood crate. If you place your order online shipping will show in the order as $0. Shipping will be calculated based on the weight of the sculpture and the distance from Oceanside, CA to determine the shipping price. The shipping quote will be emailed to you and no charge will be made without your approval. Shipping will then be added to the total after the order is placed. Please call 760-994-4455 or email us info@lotussculpture.com for a shipping quote.

    International Shipping

    This sculpture is in our Greenwich, CT warehouse store and ready for immediate packing. Shipping is calculated from Greenwich, CT after the purchase. This piece is too heavy to ship via UPS ground and will be shipped using an international freight service. Typically we use TNT Special Services as they give the most competitive rates. Approximately 3 working days are needed to pack the sculpture in its own custom wood crate. If you place your order online shipping will show in the order as $0. Shipping will be calculated based on the weight of the sculpture and the distance from Oceanside, CA to determine the shipping price. The shipping quote will be emailed to you and no charge will be made without your approval. Shipping will then be added to the total after the order is placed. Please call 760-994-4455 or email us info@lotussculpture.com for a shipping quote.