Wood Bodhisattva of Compassion Kwan Yin 21"
Item #: 97bw4
Total Height Including Base: 21 inches or 53 cms
Base Width & Depth: 8.5 x 3.5 inches
Weight: 6 pounds or 3 kgs
- Kwan Yin is hand carved from a natural log of Crocodile wood by the wood artisans of Ubud, Bali
- Crocodile wood gets its name from its rough bark similar to the skin of a crocodile
- Using the natural rough and course bark of the wood gives the sculpture a natural, organic aspect not found in other wood carvings
- The sculpture can stand alone or a hook can be added to the back so it can be hung on a wall
Kwan Yin is serene and radiant! She stands up a lotus base with tiers of lily pads below it as if she were standing within the vegetation of a pond. Her right hand is in the vitarka mudra or teaching while her left hand holds a vase that holds the nectar of divine life. It symbolizes the nectar of compassion and wisdom, the hallmarks of a bodhisattva.
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.
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.
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 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]
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