beautiful saffron speckled color Cambodian Buddha statue was recently
carved from an antique piece of wood. Lord Buddha has a wonderful
serene expression and a faint smile. He is depicted in dhyana mudra
which is the mudra of meditation. It is also called samadhi or yoga
mudra. The ushnisha, protuberance above his head also referred to as
a topknot, symbolizes His wisdom and openness as an enlightened
being. He has elongated earlobes, a vestige of his life as a prince,
when he wore extravagant jewelry.
The art of wood sculpture in Cambodia 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.