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In Chinese Buddhism, Guan Yin (Kuan-Yin or Quan Yin) is usually depicted in flowing robe and usually wears royal necklaces. Kuan Yin, originally known as Avalokiteswara ('the Lord who regards'), is a highly revered manifestation of the Buddha who appears in Chinese scriptures around 400 CE. Guan Yin means 'one who hears the cries of the world' and personifies the compassion of the Buddha for the needy. She is the embodiment of the yin principle. She is usually represented as a young female deity but she has the power to assume whatever form necessary in order to carry out her vow which is to appear in any way necessary to lead beings out of suffering.
Made by skilled Indonesian artists, each statue is individually made with unique organic finish and natural variation in wood grain and color – making your statue truly one of a kind. Measures about 16 inches high, weighs about 7-8 pounds, although each statue may vary slightly in size. Made of single log of wood – natural grain and texture variations and imperfections in wood surface are characteristic of this artistic tradition.