- Original Bodhidharma who is the Buddha who sat in this meditative position and gained enlightenment. The Buddha after which all Daruma are modelled after
- Hand painted by craftsmen
- A good Luck figure to have in your home
Daruma is the Japanese name given to Bodhidharma, the famous, if semi-mythical, Buddhist monk and founder of Zen Buddhism in Japan. According to legend, Bodhidharma was born to a high caste Indian family sometime in the 5th century AD, although he abandoned the life of his caste for the discipline of a wandering Buddhist monk.
All Daruma are moulded after this monk in his meditative posture.
Size: W19 x D16 x H24 cm