Bali Wood Kwan Yin Statue Holding Vase 27"
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Bali Wood Kwan Yin Statue Holding Vase 27"

Item #: 97bw6

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$1150 Item #: 97bw6
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Statue Details

Materials: Natural Green Hibiscus Wood Hand Carved in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Total Height Including Base: 27 inches or 69 cms
Base Width & Depth: 18 x 13 inches
Weight: 21 pounds or 10 kgs
  • Kwan Yin is the Bodhisattva of compassion and also known as Guanyin and Avalokiteshvara
  • She holds a vase filled with the nectar of compassion and wisdom in her right hand
  • Kwan Yin is hand carved directly into the cylindrical contours of a piece of natural green hibiscus wood by the skilled wood artisans of Bali
  • The inner layers of wood are green with the outer layer a light wood that makes for a fantastic contrast of colors
Description Kwan Yin is serene and radiant! She is standing on a lotus flower base with lotus petals resting on the top of water beneath her. She appears to be almost floating on top of the water in gossamer elegance. Her right hand is in the vitarka mudra of teaching while her left hand holds a vase with nectar. The nectar is the divine nectar of life. It symbolizes the nectar of compassion and wisdom, the hallmarks of a bodhisattva. She is surrounded by swirling tendrils spiraling around her.
She is hand carved directly into the cylindrical contours of a piece of natural green hibiscus wood by the skilled wood artisans of Bali. One can see the inside of the wood is green and the outer layer is a light wood color making for a fantastic contrast in colors!


Watch the master wood carver, Mangku, as he carves on of his masterpieces from green hibiscus wood!
Like his father before him, Mangku is a master of using the contours of the green hibiscus tree and the roots of the tree as the pallet for his intricate carvings. Over the years he has brought numerous Buddhist and Hindu deities to life in the natural curves of green hibiscus.
He carved the 27" green hibiscus Kwan Yin being sold on this page.
About Kwan Yin

Kwan Yin (also spelled Kuan Yin, Quan Yin or Guan 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 Avalokiteshvara, the Tibetan and Nepalese God of Compassion. As a Bodhisattva, she has chosen to put off her complete, unexcelled, perfect enlightenment for the benefit of beings everywhere, and will wait as long as there is one being who is not enlightened.

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. ​International shipping charges will be calculated automatically upon checkout. ​
You can obtain a shipping quote for any statue by clicking the link, Calculate Shipping beneath to the Add To Cart button on every statues' page.  Or you can email [email protected] or call us 760-994-4455 to receive a shipping quote. Please include the item number of the statue you are interested in purchasing as well as your country and postal code.​  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.