Hand carved standing buddha from Indonesia. Made from Suar wood and stained. Each piece hand carved individually. Beautiful piece of art. This piece has a tiny crack at the bottom of the robe, and at the bottom of the right sleeve as it shows in the picture.
The vitarka (teaching or discussion) mudra is a Buddhist iconography to symbolize the transmission of the dharma, or the truth teachings of the Buddha. In this mudra, the thumb and index fingers touch, creating a circle that symbolizes an uninterrupted flow of wisdom. The other three fingers pointing up towards the heavens with the palm facing outward. The hand position is around chest level.
Dimensions: 5.75″ x 10″ x 24.5″
**The botanical name for Suar wood is Saman Samanea. Also called Monkey Pod or Rain Tree in some countries. These trees are easy recognized by their umbrella canopy.
The tree usually reaches heights of 50 – 80 feet. Suar is NOT endangered, and fast growing tropical hardwood with crisscrossed interlocking grains. Which makes it not too heavy but extremely strong. People loves this wood because of its great resistant to decay and dry-wood termites.