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Celebrate the calm and bring serenity to your space with this black Happy Buddha statue made of sandstone. A great accent to your indoor or outdoor space, the Buddha statue measures 8.5 inches high and 8 inches wide. Made in Indonesia. The image of the Laughing Buddha is based on a wandering Chinese monk, Budai (Hotei, in Japanese) who lived centuries ago and is believed to be Maitreya, or the Buddha to come. The statues plump figure and benign countenance suggest contentment, magnanimity and plenitude. Folklore has it that rubbing his pot belly brings good fortune and wealth.
When used outdoors, the figure's finish may change naturally over time. To prevent damage from freezing temperatures, we recommend either covering the item, applying a sealant or moving the item indoors during extreme weather conditions.