This Buddha statue is seated in dhyana asana, the meditative pose also called padmasana. His hands are in dhyana mudra which is the mudra of meditation. It is also called samadhi or yoga mudra. His face has a very distinctive Khmer style, also known as Angkorian, with a round face and broad brows.
The art of wood sculpture goes back to the glorious epoch of the Khmer empire and the monumental constructions that gave rise to the Angkor temples. Our artisans have inherited patience and meticulousness from their ancestors in the trade. They have learned to capture the movements used in olden times and master the traditional tools in order adapt to their personal lines of work.
This wood sculpture is a one of a kind statue, hand carved by the very talented artists of the beautiful country of Cambodia!