Seeking calm? From dark gray palewa stone, the Peaceful Buddha Statue is carved with left hand in the lap palm upward, the right hand bent over the knee, fingers slightly touching the ground, a gesture of steadfastness and enlightenment, against the backdrop of a Bodhi leaf, a symbol of awakening and happiness. Centuries ago, skilled stone workers were brought to Agra under Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to build the Taj Mahal. Today their descendants remain in the region, using the same tools and methods to achieve intricate soapstone carvings and inlay for beautiful sculptures and decorative pieces. Our fair trade partner Tara Projects has been working with stone carvers in Agra for nearly two decades, improving the health and safety of producers, ensuring fair prices and emphasizing the importance of education for children.
- Hand-carved dark gray palewa stone Buddha and Bodhi leaf statue
- 5Wx8H inches
- Handmade in India