Buddha Head, Hand Carved Lava Rock, handcrafted process may result in slight color variation. No two are exactly alike. One of the unique features of these Lavastone Buddha statues are these stones are very dense and the finished Buddha statues are filled with rich earthy tones, smooth curves and a solid core. The lava stones used in the carving of these special Buddha statues are of excellent quality and will last hundreds if not thousands of years. This is also one of the reasons behind the Indonesian Buddhist temples to use Lava stone Buddha statues as their premier statues.
DIMENSIONS: 3.5”W x 3.5”D x 5”H
MATERIALS: Lava Rock
FACTS & HISTORY: Lavastone Buddha statues are one of the most special Buddhist artifacts in the world. They are carved using the stones which were formed after the volcanic lava cooled off after some time of the volcanic eruption. These masterpiece Buddhist sculptures are meticulously and delicately hand carved using traditional methods with chisel and malice.
The Lavastone Buddha statues originated from the volcanic island of Java in Indonesia. These unique hand sculpted Buddha statues are crafted from a dense Javan lava stone which are rare. The proportions and details of these hand carved, solid stone statues are completely accurate and clean complimenting the Buddhist principles like Four Noble Truths and Eightfold Path in them. We can say that these Lavastone Buddha statues not only represent the Buddha in his physical form but also the teachings he left behind, which are considered the foundation of Buddhism.
Buddha came to be the most frequently worshipped god in Asia, and is still celebrated today. It is a symbol of unexpected good fortune. Made in the Southeast Asian style, this Buddha head has a serene facial expression and characteristic "snail shell" hairstyle, which according to legend was one of the 32 marks of a great man that were discovered at his birth. Meanwhile, the topknot "crowning" his head symbolizes his attainment of spiritual enlightenment. His long earlobes are said to represent his wealthy background (referring to the heavy earrings he once wore as a prince) or his ability to hear the suffering of the world's people.