Old Guan-Yin (also known as Quan-Yin or Kuan-Yin). Carved in the mid 19th century. Camphor wood. This one was once worshipped in the temple in north Taiwan. Very serene and peaceful in appearance.
The Taiwanese history of wood carving began during the Ming and Qing dynasties (during late 13th~19th). As Tainan, Lukang and Daxi are home to traditional temples. The wood carving industry was once very prosperous in these area. While the Sanyi township (Miaoli city) is located in the mountainous area, the clay soil is ideal for growing camphor and tea trees. Thus, Sanyi became famed for an abundance of aromatic camphor wood.
Taiwanese sculptures are known for its refine, exact proportion carving. And quite often with gold gilding delicate painting on the sculptures.
Dimension: 9″x 7.5″x 16″
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