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Teak spirit house, 'Guardian Spirit Home' (Thailand)

Fascinated by Thailand's ancestral buildings, Pirot Gitikoon carves a faithful replica of a Buddhist temple, known as a vihara.. Carved of teakwood by hand, the miniature temple is intended to become a spirit house. According to custom, when people f more...

Teak spirit house, 'Vihara' (Thailand)

Jamras Thapinta carves this enchanting Thai spirit house from teakwood, creating a miniature Buddhist building known as a vihara. Two steep, overlapping roofs are linked to form elegant naban (gables), from which the cho fa (elongated triangular fini more...

Wood sculpture, 'Buddha in Nature' (Indonesia)

Closing his eyes, Buddha contemplates nature's beautiful harmony. Birds are chirping as they flit between lotuses, symbol of purity according to the Buddhist faith. By Eka, the sculpture is carved by hand from crocodile wood. more...

Wood sculpture, 'Buddha's Gesture' (Indonesia)

Buddha's peaceful image is inspiring as a sense of inner peace radiates from serene features. Balinese master carver Wayan Rendah evokes the divine personage in a reverent sculpture. more...

Wood sculpture, 'Buddha's Journey' (Indonesia)

Buddha sits on a lotus throne exuding serene elegance as he prepares to embark on the journey of a lifetime. He holds in one hand a mystical weapon similar to a trisula, and a jug of holy water to bless humankind. Inspired, Nyoman Sudiana carves Budd more...

Wood sculpture, 'Froggie Prayer' (Indonesia)

A serene young tree frog clasps its forefeet as though in prayer. This whimsical image comes from Nengah Sudarsana, who shares his love for animals through his work. Carved from Balinese albesia wood, the sculpture is beautifully painted by hand. more...

Wood sculpture, 'Gandhi, Father of a Nation' (India)

Father of the Indian nation, Mahatma Gandhi is hailed as a universal hero. Suresh and Devender Garg pays tribute to this inspiring man with a masterfully carved kadam wood sculpture. Gandhi's smile embodies his Ahimsa principle of non-violence: Nonvi more...

Wood sculpture, 'Gandhi, Preacher of Peace' (India)

Beloved father of the Indian nation, Mahatma Gandhi is hailed as a universal hero. This vivid sculpture from Suresh and Devender Garg honors the hero of peace in a masterfully carved kadam wood sculpture. He is portrayed holding a walking cane and th more...

Wood sculpture, 'Hedonistic Ganesha' (India)

Reclining on a lotus bed, Ganesha is the bringer of good luck, wealth, fine foods and luxury. Son of Shiva and Parwati, Ganesha is one of the most beloved deities in the Hindu pantheon. Dasaradha Chari presents an extraordinary neem wood sculpture th more...

Wood sculpture, 'Inspiring Beauty' (India)

A woman of inspiring beauty dances in the meadows escorted by a regal peacock. Finely dressed and richly bejeweled, she is holding a bowl of berries in this highly detailed kadam wood sculpture from Suresh and Devender Garg. more...

Wood sculpture, 'Kwan Im Goddess' (Indonesia)

The beautiful Buddhist goddess Kwan Im folds her arms and closes her eyes in prayer. By Wayan Rendah, this exquisite portrait is carved by hand from crocodile wood. The reverent image seems to radiate sensations of peace. more...

Wood sculpture, 'Peaceful Ganesha' (India)

Ganesha, the beloved Hindu deity, blesses the faithful as he sits on a paki stool. This inspired kadam wood sculpture from Suresh and Devender Garg depicts Ganesha holding a spade and a conch, his spiritual weapons. On his fourth hand Ganesha holds a more...

Wood sculpture, 'Peaceful Serenity' (Indonesia)

Buddha's presence brings forth a sense of serenity as well as blessings of peace and happiness. Wayan Agus Satya Putra hand-carves suar wood sculpture by hand with admirable artistry, achieving a lifelike depiction. Putra finishes the sculpture a bur more...

Wood sculpture, 'Vishnu and the Symbol of New Life' (Indonesia)

Lord Vishnu sits on a sprouting coconut, a symbol of new life on the island of Bali. One of the Hindu religion's many gods, Vishnu is perhaps the most human of all the deities. His greatest service is his ability to be incarnated in mortal form, appe more...

Wood statuette, 'A Simple and True Life' (Indonesia)

Standing on a lotus blossom, a monk closes his eyes in meditation. Nyoman Sudiana realistically portrays the serene features, graceful posture and flowing gown. He carves this exquisite image from Balinese suar wood. more...

Wood statuette, 'Buddha of Paradise' (Indonesia)

A florid cloak covers Buddha as he meditates with inspiring spirituality. Perfectly detailed, his sculpted image is the creation of Gung Gus, who combines his passions for carving and painting. Gus carves the great Buddha by hand from noble crocodile more...

Wood statuette, 'Buddha on a Lotus' (Indonesia)

Carved by hand of crocodile wood, this lovely image depicts Buddha seated on a lavender lotus. His eyes are closed, hands in his lap with thumbs together as the master meditates. Gung Gus paints the sculpture in clear colors, detailing lotus blossoms more...

Wood statuette, 'Buddha's Laughter' (Indonesia)

Inviting complicity with his splendid good humor, Buddha throws back his head and laughs out loud. Mirth radiates from this beautiful sculpture by Wayan Rendah. In Bali, the laughing Buddha represents prosperity, happiness and longevity. more...

Wood statuette, 'Buddha's Teachings' (Indonesia)

Carved by hand of crocodile wood, this lovely image depicts Buddha sitting in meditation. His right hand is raised with the thumb and index finger touching, explaining his teachings, while the position of the left hand symbolizes meditation. Gung Gus more...

Wood statuette, 'Ganesha in the Sea' (India)

Lord Ganesha goes for a trip on the ocean on the back of a large fish. He holds a lotus blossom as he pensively rides the waves. Extraordinary in its detail, this beautiful sculpture comes from Suresh and Devender Garg. more...

Wood statuette, 'Ganesha Takes a Stroll' (India)

Extraordinary details characterize this beautiful work from Suresh and Devender Garg. Lord Ganesha carries a parasol as he goes for a stroll with his mouse. The beloved Hindu god has the power to control the occult forces that bring disaster upon hum more...

Wood statuette, 'Ganesha's Blessing' (India)

Extraordinary details characterize this beautiful work from Suresh and Devender Garg. Lord Ganesha, one of the most beloved deities in the Hindu pantheon, lifts a hand in blessing. The auspicious god has the power to control the occult forces that br more...

Wood statuette, 'Kind Ganesha' (Indonesia)

This statue is of Ganesha, the elephant-like son of the god Siwa, is hand carved by Wayan Rendah from suar wood. In the Hindu religion, Ganesha is the god of intelligence and the "Remover of Obstacles." If one is trying to attain a goal but many hurd more...

Wood statuette, 'Kingly God' (Indonesia)

Ketut Murdantha honors Siwa in this elaborately detailed statuette, hand-carved from suar wood. Murdantha portrays the image of he who is "king amongst Gods and Goddesses" (Siwa Nata Raja) riding a lembu, or sacred white cow. Murdantha takes care to more...

Wood statuette, 'Magnanimous Ganesha' (Indonesia)

Ganesha, the sacred man-elephant of Hindu tradition, poses nobly for this sculpture by Wayan Rendah. The deity's peaceful expression reveals inherent kindness and generosity. Ganesha is considered the god of auspiciousness. more...

Wood statuette, 'Spiritual Man' (Indonesia)

Nyoman Sudiana captures the sensation of absolute calm in a wonderfully detailed sculpture. Depicting Buddha in a pose of meditation, he shows the master with his middle fingers touching. Buddha sits with legs crossed in the lotus position, his erect more...

Wood statuette, 'Supreme Ganesha' (India)

Extraordinary details characterize this beautiful work from Suresh and Devender Garg. Seated beneath a floral canopy, Lord Ganesha relaxes calmly. Mice nibble corn at his feet. The auspicious god is the son of Shiva and Durga, two of the most powerfu more...

Wood statuette, 'Wise Buddha' (Indonesia)

The tenets of Buddhism – that a wholesome existence guided by understanding, contemplation, and concentration will release a person from the painful cycle of life and death – inspire Wayan Rendah in the creation of this sculpture. Fine details ac more...

Wood statuette, 'Wishing Hands' (Indonesia)

Stretching upward, two hands reach out as though ready to receive something desired. "This piece symbolizes wishing," sculptor Wayan Dirga explains. "Wishing something good for all of us." Wishing with faith. more...



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