Happy Buddha (Budai)
Budai is traditionally depicted as a fat, bald man wearing a robe and wearing or carrying prayer beads. He carries his few possessions in a cloth sack, being poor but happy. Budai appears throughout Chinese culture as a representation of contentment and is admired for his happiness, generosity, and wisdom. One popular belief maintains that rubbing his belly brings good luck, and prosperity.
This piece is part of our Cotswold Collection; finely crafted ornaments suitable for both indoors and outdoors.
Cast by hand in frost proof casting stone the Happy Buddha can remain outdoors all year round. The ornament is 23cm wide, 24cm high, and weighs about 8kg. The colour is Cotswold sandstone.
All our ornaments are cast and coloured by hand in our workshop in Zeeland, the Netherlands.
Actual colours can differ from the photos. Because all our ornaments are made and finished by hand no two are exactly alike.