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Lao Tzu Ancient Chinese Philosopher Sculpture Hand Carved in Vietnamese Burl Wood 25"
Item# 162vw108

Lao Tzu Ancient Chinese Philosopher Sculpture Hand Carved in Vietnamese Burl Wood 25"

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Statue Details
Materials: Vietnamese Wood Hand Carved in Hanoi, Vietnam
Total Height Including Base: 25 inches or 64 cms
Base Width & Depth: 9 x 9 inches
Weight: 32 pounds or 14.5 kgs
  • Lao Tzu, meaning "Old Master" was a contemporary of Confuscius and author of the Tao Te Ching, which is the fundamental text of Taosim
  • This captivating hand-carved statue of Lao Tzu showcases the ancient philosopher's wisdom and joy, with his lower half seamlessly blending into the natural wood shape
  • The joyful expression on Lao Tzu's face, accentuated by his big smile, brings a sense of serenity and spiritual connection to any space where it is placed
  • A beautiful contrast between the dark red color on top and the light and dark natural brown hues towards the bottom of the statue adds depth and visual interest, making it a true masterpiece of craftsmanship
  • Lao Tzu is hand carved by the wood artisans of Vietnam and completely one of a kind, you will receive this exact statue in your order
This stunning hand-carved statue of Lao Tzu masterfully captures the essence of the ancient Chinese philosopher. Lao Tzu was an ancient Chinese philosopher and poet, well-known for penning the book Tao Te Ching. He was the founder of philosophy of Taoism, a religious and ethical custom of ancient China.

His lower half seamlessly blends into the natural wood shape, creating a harmonious connection with nature. Lao Tzu is depicted wearing long robes with wide sleeves, holding a staff in his left hand and a large peach in his right hand. His face is adorned with a big, cheerful smile that radiates wisdom and joy. The color palette transitions from a rich, dark red at the top to a mix of light and dark natural brown wood hues towards the base, adding depth and visual interest to the piece.

The significance of the peach:
Lao Tzu, the Chinese philosopher and founder of Taoism, is often depicted holding a peach in his hand. The peach is a symbol of longevity and immortality in Chinese culture, and it is believed that Lao Tzu was gifted a peach by a supernatural being before he left the mortal world.

According to legend, Lao Tzu decided to leave civilization and venture into the wilderness when he was 160 years old. At a mountain pass, he was stopped by a gatekeeper who recognized him as a wise and enlightened being. The gatekeeper convinced Lao Tzu to write down his teachings before he departed, and the result was the Tao Te Ching, a fundamental text of Taoism.

Before leaving, Lao Tzu was gifted a peach that was said to have magical properties and would grant him immortality. The peach has thus become a symbol of his wisdom and connection to the divine, representing the pursuit of longevity and the attainment of spiritual immortality in Taoist philosophy.



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I always say to our customers; The sculpture chooses you, you do not choose the sculpture.
You just know when you find the right piece to bring into your home and into your heart.
- Kyle Tortora, Founder of Lotus Sculpture
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].

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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.  Besides the shipping price, the results will also display the date the statue will arrive at your home. 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.


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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.

Lao Tzu Ancient Chinese Philosopher Sculpture Hand Carved in Vietnamese Burl Wood 25"

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Lao Tzu Ancient Chinese Philosopher Sculpture Hand Carved in Vietnamese Burl Wood 25"

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