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MINDFUL LOVE

Sale price€525,00 EUR

This bold ensemble symbolizes mindfulness, wealth and love in perfect harmony. It includes a sitting Buddha statue and 2 white stone dowry gifts complete with blackened metal supports and their stories printed out for you inside a beautiful envelope.

The Buddha figure is crafted by hand in hardened sand by local artisans on the island of Java in Indonesia, known since antiquity for their exquisite carving techniques. It’s depicting Buddha in prayer. Buddhism originated sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE, and is the world's fourth-largest religion. Buddhism is the second oldest religion in Indonesia and arrived from India in the 2nd century through the Silk Road. 

The beautiful set of dowry statues was hand carved in stone as per ancient techniques by local artisans on the island of Papua. The dowries are shaped like coins to symbolize prosperity. Statues like these were used in marriage proposals since the people of Papua believed that the marriage would be as sturdy as the stone they used as the dowry. Dowry is an ancient custom that continue to be expected and demanded as a condition to accept a marriage proposal in Papua. It’s a transfer of parental property, gifts, or money at the marriage of a daughter, transferred from the bride's family to the groom or his family. The custom of dowry is most common in cultures that expect women to reside with or near their husband's family.

Being artisan crafted with natural materials, each piece is slightly different containing beautiful, natural imperfections.

DIMENSIONS INCLUDING THE BLACKENED METAL SUPPORTS:

  • The sitting Buddha statue: 17 x 30 x 12cm
  • Medium dowry: 29 x 40 x 10cm 
  • Large dowry: 39,5 x 52 x 12cm 
Buddha statue from Java and set of dowry stone statues from Papua - Asian Art from Kirschon
MINDFUL LOVE Sale price€525,00 EUR