Kwan Yin is radiant! Her expression captures a unique look of serenity one would look for from the Goddess of Compassion. Her features are long and slender with a beautiful nose and lips adorned with a slight smile. The natural veins within the wood add add to Kwan Yin's stunning facial features. Her hair is put up in a bun on her head with small wisps of hair emerging from her neck all framed by a beautifully carved halo.
Another figure predominating the sculpture is a dragon. The dragon's body is on the base decorated with lily pads with its snarling mouth directly at Kwan Yin's feet. It's long spiny tail slithers up and around the backside of Kwan Yin ending to the left of Kwan Yin's face in a flame design. Parts of the dragon's body and tail are lightly shaded which is the natural coloring of the wood. There is another figure of a devotee on the other side of the dragon who looks up at her with his hands pressed together in greeting. Kwan Yin's body seems to sway with the tail of the dragon. Her figure is tall and lean with gossamer robes that are fluttering in the wind. Her right hand is in the vitark mudra while her left hand holds an overturned vase. The wood color of her body has a very deep, rich coloring which adds to the beauty of this masterpiece carving.About Kwan Yin:
Kwan Yin (also spelled Kuan Yin or Quan Yin), is known as the Goddess of Compassion, and she is one of the most popular deities in all of Asia. Her name in Chinese roughly translates to "The One who Hears the Cries of the World". Many believe that she is the female representation of Avalokitesvara, who is the Tibetan and Nepalese God of Compassion. As a bodhisattva, she has chosen to put off her complete attainment of enlightenment for the benefit of beings everywhere, and she will wait as long as there is one being who is not enlightened.
This sculpture is a one of a kind wood masterpiece statue hand carved by the wood artists of Bali. The sculpture pictured is the only statue we have like this in our store. When you order this piece you will receive this exact sculpture. It is truly one of a kind as there is only one made exactly like this!
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate packing. Shipping is calculated from Oceanside, California after the purchase. This piece is too heavy to ship via UPS ground and will be shipped using R&L Freight Carriers. 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. Shipping will then be added to the total after the order is placed. Please call 760-994-4455 or email us email@example.com for a shipping quote.
This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate packing. Shipping is calculated from Oceanside, California 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a shipping quote.