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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 statue's plump figure and benign countenance suggest contentment, magnanimity and plenitude. This beautiful statue measures 12 inches in height, width and depth.
Though made of resin, the statue has an appearance of wood. Handcrafted: Skillfully created by artisans. Minor color variations and imperfections are true characteristics of handmade products.