Vitarka Mudra Cambodian Wood Buddha Statue 15"
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Vitarka Mudra Cambodian Wood Buddha Statue 15" Item #4c184

Materials: Hand Painted Wood

Origin: Hand Carved in Cambodia

Height: 15 inches

Width: 12 inches

Depth: 6 inches

Weight: 5 pounds

Price: $195

Sale Price: $175



Description

This Buddha statue is one of a few selected pieces which are hand painted using unusual rich blended colors.

Lord Buddha is seated in dhyana asana, the meditative pose also called padmasana, with his hands in vitarka mudra.

Vitarka mudra is interpreted as the hand gesture that evokes the energy of teaching and intellectual discussion, or argument.  It mostly feels like the transmission of a particular teaching with no words, and the circle formed by the thumb and index finger create a constant flow of energy and information.

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 artists of Cambodia.

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