Hand Painted Wood Sculpture, "Buddha on a Lotus"
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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 on the flowing robe.
Gung Gus has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $350 and the most recent for $1250. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood and paints for the production of his new designs.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.
This artist supports children under the age of 18.
I am really happy for following my heart regarding this beautiful and excellently craft piece of art! I am myself inspired by the Buddhist spirituality, but the real motivation hasn't to do with me. Several years ago my mother and I visited China. We were at the site of the Great Wall. She couldn't walk and explore it with me because of her age and stayed behind in a shop with our guide. When I came back she said to me: I would like a Buddha figurine. I ignored her request at that moment and later forgot about it. When she died, for a long time that memory had been nagging me but I was pushing it to the back of my consciousness. I received the Buddha sculpture on my birthday, two days before her passing away five year ago. That's why I requested to write on the little greeting card (in Spanish): Mima, deseo cumplido (Mima, wish fulfilled). Thank you, Gung Gus, and also Novica, for helping me fulfill her desire and lighten my pain!
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- This was a gift for: Mother
- Occasion: anniversary