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Handmade Natural Soapstone Sculpture, "Laughing Buddha"

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Lord Buddha is mirthful as he throws back his head and laughs out loud. The... more

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Lord Buddha is mirthful as he throws back his head and laughs out loud. The laughing Buddha represents prosperity, happiness and longevity; many believe that rubbing his belly will bring good luck and fortune. Gulam Rasool presents this delightful image carved from soapstone.

As natural soapstone is used, please expect the color to vary.

  • 2.21 kgs
  • 4.9 lbs
  • 23 cm H x 10 cm W x 7.5 cm D
  • 9" H x 3.9" W x 3" D

  • Soapstone
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • Made in India.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Indiaicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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200

James

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07/15/2020

"Mirthful sculpture!"

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This is a great sculpture! Nice quality with good detail and nice polished finish. Heirloom quality. Mr. Rasool has created a great sculpture with skill! Very happy with this purchase !!!~***~!!!~***~!!!

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  • Living room display

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Laughing Buddha, Handmade Natural Soapstone Sculpture

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Ginny

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09/14/2021

"A Must"

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It was all and more than I wanted or expected. BEAUTIFULLY MADE. GREAT QUALITY. A TRUE TREASURE.

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Rebecca

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06/27/2018

"LOVE!!!"

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When I saw this sculpture I immediately thought of Mom. She recently passed and this is the perfect reminder of her presence, her joy and all the love she shared with the world. Choose to be happy!

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Laughing Buddha, Handmade Natural Soapstone Sculpture

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Helene

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11/17/2021

"Cherished heirloom"

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These are beautiful. I purchased as a gift. Very happy with them.

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LINDA

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11/10/2021

"keepsake for Granddaughter"

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bought this as addition to The Kings Elephant Soapstone Box it is truly a beautiful piece. .

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Royal Indian Elephants, Handmade Royal Elephant Soapstone Decorative Box

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Granddaughter
  • Occasion: Christmas

LINDA

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11/08/2021

"keepsake for Granddaughter"

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Beautiful!!!

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The King's Elephants, Elephant Soapstone Hand Painted Box

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Granddaughter
  • Occasion: Christmas

Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

Close to his eightieth birthday, Gulam continues the art he learned from his elders. His father was an marble carver and jali artisan honored with the state award for excellence. Gulam has been honored with the same distinction. He still works alongside his son and other artisans to whom he has taught this craft, and treasures the role he plays in continuing this important Indian artistic tradition.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

Gulam Rasool has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $400 and the most recent for $1800.

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

Nearing his eighth decade, master stone sculptor Gulam Rasool continues to provide for his family, especially his grandchildren.

Elder Master

Elder Master

This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

Gulam is proud to be able to help provide for his grandchildren's education.

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