Eggshell Finish Sukhotai Wood Buddha Seated in vajrasana with dhyana mudra with robes draped in over both shoulders and open at the chest, this image assumes the posture associated with the Kamakura Amida Buddha of Japan. But the gentle features resemble those of the Sukhothai style and the entire image has the unmistakable air of South-east Asia. (RN)
Acacia Wood Asian Acacia Wood, "Mai Chamcha" in Thai, is a popular carving wood in Southeast Asia. The wood used is fumigated and oven-dried to ensure pest removal and provide weather resistance. Each item is hand carved using traditional techniques passed down through generations of skilled artisans. Appropriately sized pieces of wood are used to minimize wastage. The basic shape is carved using large chisels and block hammers, the sculpture becoming increasingly more defined as the finer details are then carved into the wood piece using detailing tools, fine sanding, and intricate brushwork. This attention to detail creates a piece that will add its unique presence to any environment.