features of this Buddha's face are sublime. The eyebrows are rendered
by a pronounced arched line. The eyes are finely outlined.
Perfect curls cover Lord Buddha's head and his elongated earlobes
reflect his royal origins. Buddha in Sanskrit means "Enlightened
One". He represents an individual who has reached a perfect
state of consciousness and knowledge.
Crocodile Wood or Satin Wood; Zanthoxylum rhetsa: The Indonesian name, panggal buaya, literally translates to crocodile teeth, referring to the knobby, tooth- shaped protrusions which cover the trunk. Native to lowlands from India to the Philippines, crocodile wood is usually white in color, some pieces have narrow, dark stripes. The heart is sometimes purple. The grain is straight and easy to carve and the wood is of medium hardness. Older trees produce darker wood than younger ones and the higher up in the tree, the lighter the color. Crocodile wood is often called the ivory of woods because of its similar color and smooth finish.
This wood sculpture is a one of a kind statue, hand carved by the very talented artists of the beautiful island of Bali, Indonesia!
NOTE: This statue has a large crack on the left side and that is why it is highly discounted. This defect is not noticeable when viewing it from the front.