Vintage Asian Hotei Statue, Huge, Heavy, Hand Carved of Cypress Burl

Vintage Asian Hotei Statue, Huge, Heavy, Hand Carved of Cypress Burl

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$325.00

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Overview

Vintage from before 2000

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From Ormond Beach, FL
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Description

This large, very heavy statue depicts the smiling, jolly Hotei, one of the Seven Lucky Gods. Hotei, a folklore deity from Taoist-Buddhist traditions, is supposedly based on a Chinese monk named Budai. He carries a branch in his left hand that supports a sack on his back; in the legend, this bag never empties and is filled with food, sweets and rice plants. In his right hand, he carries an alms bowl and a double gourd for water for his travels. He is incredibly detailed, down to the lovely folds in his robe and the tiny beads he wears around his neck. His smiling mouth is not carved on, but carved out. Even his toes have carved toenails.

The "cloud" that Hotei is standing on is a large burl from a cypress tree, complete with a knot hole and age crack. Hotei is, of course, carved from the same piece of burl, but he has been smoothed and buffed, while the base is "au naturel," bumps and all. This statue weighs 9 pounds, 9 ounces and stands 16 inches tall. The bottom measures 7-8 inches from front to back and about 10 inches wide (measurements are approximate because the shape is irregular). There are some scratches in the wood, but no chips and no cracks other than those shown.

Hotei/Budai statues appear in Chinese, Japanese and Thai temples, so we have designated this simply as an Asian statue. The Hotei statues carved from burls, in particular, were most often carved in Thailand. The burls are 600+ years old and have become very scarce there.

When Hotei is standing, rather than sitting, he symbolizes wealth. One of the popular beliefs about Hotei is that by rubbing him about the head and shoulders can bring good luck and prosperity. The temptation to rub his protruding pot-belly, however is irresistible. Fortunately, that is believed to bring abundance and contentment also.

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This large, very heavy statue depicts the smiling, jolly Hotei, one of the Seven Lucky Gods. Hotei, a folklore deity from Taoist-Buddhist traditions, is supposedly based on a Chinese monk named Budai. He carries a branch in his left hand that supports a sack on his back; in the legend, this bag never empties and is filled with food, sweets and rice plants. In his right hand, he carries an alms bowl and a double gourd for water for his travels. He is incredibly detailed, down to the lovely folds in his robe and the tiny beads he wears around his neck. His smiling mouth is not carved on, but carved out. Even his toes have carved toenails.

The "cloud" that Hotei is standing on is a large burl from a cypress tree, complete with a knot hole and age crack. Hotei is, of course, carved from the same piece of burl, but he has been smoothed and buffed, while the base is "au naturel," bumps and all. This statue weighs 9 pounds, 9 ounces and stands 16 inches tall. The bottom measures 7-8 inches from front to back and about 10 inches wide (measurements are approximate because the shape is irregular). There are some scratches in the wood, but no chips and no cracks other than those shown.

Hotei/Budai statues appear in Chinese, Japanese and Thai temples, so we have designated this simply as an Asian statue. The Hotei statues carved from burls, in particular, were most often carved in Thailand. The burls are 600+ years old and have become very scarce there.

When Hotei is standing, rather than sitting, he symbolizes wealth. One of the popular beliefs about Hotei is that by rubbing him about the head and shoulders can bring good luck and prosperity. The temptation to rub his protruding pot-belly, however is irresistible. Fortunately, that is believed to bring abundance and contentment also.

© PrimpingYourHome.com

Visit our Etsy Shop's Catalog: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PrimpingYourHome

PYH 4417

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Although we pack very carefully with lots of padding and sturdy boxes, on rare occasions an item may arrive to you damaged or broken. We will take care of filing a claim with the shipping insurance firm. We'll need clear photos of the package, the packing material and the damaged item, which you can send attached to a convo or to our email: primpingyourhome [!at] outlook.com. Some shipping insurance companies require you, the buyer, to complete a short online form. When we receive all the information needed, we will issue you a full refund. We want to make sure that buying from PrimpingYourHome is hassle-free.
We are pleased to include in our prices shipping with insurance to all 50 of the United States on every item. We use the most economical shipping method, which may or may not be the fastest. If you need an item within a specific time frame, please convo or email us BEFORE purchasing. We ship within 1 business day after receiving your payment. When your purchase has shipped, you'll receive a message with the tracking number.

We do ship to Canada; please use the shipping calculator on the item page to determine the shipping fee. Import duties, taxes and any other charges are not included in the item price or the shipping charges. These charges are the responsibility of you, the buyer. Prior to buying, it is advisable to check with your country's customs office to determine what these costs may be. We will not mark merchandise values below the sales price or mark items as "gifts." Such actions are against U.S. and international government regulations.

Although we pack very carefully with lots of padding and sturdy boxes, on rare occasions an item may arrive to you damaged or broken. We will take care of filing a claim with the shipping insurance firm. We'll need clear photos of the package, the packing material and the damaged item, which you can send attached to a convo or to our email: primpingyourhome [!at] outlook.com. Some shipping insurance companies require you, the buyer, to complete a short online form. When we receive all the information needed, we will issue you a full refund. We want to make sure that buying from PrimpingYourHome is hassle-free.

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