Wooden Kwan Yin Statue with Dragon 25"
Item #: 97bw26a
Total Height Including Base: 25 inches or 63 cms
Base Width & Depth: 11 x 5 inches
Weight: 8 pounds or 4 kgs
- Kwan Yin is the Bodhisattva of compassion and also known as Guanyin and Avalokiteshvara
- She holds a vase containing the divine nectar of life with her right hand in the vitarka mudra of teaching with a dragon's head by her feet with its long tail extending all the way to her head
- Kwan Yin has beautiful long, slender features and is wearing gossamer robes that flutter in the wind with an attendant looking up at her in awe
- She is hand carved from one piece of wood and completely one of a kind
Another figure predominating the sculpture is a dragon. The dragon's body is on the base decorated with lilly 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 right of Kwan Yin's face. Next to the dragon is an attendant of Kwan Yin who looks up at the Bodhisattva in reverence. 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 vitarka mudra of teaching while her left hand holds a vase filled with the divine nectar of life. The piece is left its natural light wooden color.
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 unexcelled, perfect 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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