Elegant statue of Buddha sitting in the Double Lotus Position reflecting the serene and calmness of his virtue presence. Hand-carved by the Local Master Craftsman in the seasoned Kadam wood, Buddha; the enlightened one is shown holding a bowl of herbs resting in the left hand upon the lap. This posture of many forms of Buddha is widely known as Medicine Buddha, regarded highly to bestow good health. Medicine Buddha is poised gracefully over a raised pedestal depicting his divine presence on the earth.
About This Art
The wooden handicraft has flourished in India since the Indus Valley civilization. It has been a prominent art which is evident from the fact that the land is blessed with vast varieties of trees.
This is a highly evolved form of Wood Carving and is most popularly done on Kadam Wood. While making a statue, The Master Craftsman conjures the image from seasoned kadam wood. He carves the sculpture by hand with admirable detail all around . The figures and statues are near perfect and almost life like.