Tabra Antiqued Hand Cast Bronze Sacred Thai Buddha Belt Treasure from Esme's Vault BB15
For Buddhists, the correct depiction of the Buddha is an actual spiritual emanation of the Buddha, which possesses supernatural qualities. Although the Buddha is not a god, Buddhists seek to communicate with the supernatural world through Buddha images, making offerings to them and praying before them.
Here Tabra represents the Buddha with certain physical attributes, and in specified dress and specified poses. Each pose, and particularly the position and gestures of the Buddha's hands, has a defined meaning which is familiar to Buddhists.
Tabra has developed an exciting new accessory for your belts, sashes and scarves, based on the coconut shells Polynesians use to fasten their sarongs. Drawing on the many design influences from her years of world travel, Tabra translates these into striking bronze versions in African, Asian, and Mezo-American, even Art Nouveau motifs.
This Belt Treasure is approximately 3.5" High by 1.75" Wide. Fits on any scarf or sash. Handmade and cast in Bali.