Chinese Buddha

Chinese Buddha

Bring peace and serenity to your home with a Chinese Buddha statue

The inclusion of a Chinese Buddha statue in your home is a wonderful way to bring a feeling of peace and serenity. The perfect addition to your living spaces or bedroom, the calm face of Buddha has been appreciated for thousands of years and his statue is often found in Chinese homes.

The history of Chinese Buddha statues

Chinese Buddha statues have a long and rich history that spans over two thousand years. These statues are revered in Chinese culture as symbols of spiritual enlightenment and are often used as decorative pieces in homes.

The origins of Chinese Buddha statues can be traced back to the 6th century BC, when Buddhism was first introduced to China. At this time, Chinese Buddhists began creating statues of the Buddha and other deities as a way to honour and pay respect to their spiritual beliefs. These early statues were made of materials such as bronze, stone, and wood, and were often adorned with intricate carvings and elaborate details.

As Buddhism continued to spread throughout China, the production of Buddha statues increased. During the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), Chinese Buddha statues reached a peak of artistic excellence. These statues were made using advanced techniques such as casting and gilding, and were adorned with precious stones and other luxurious materials. The Tang Dynasty is also when the iconic Chinese seated Buddha statue, known as the "Maitreya Buddha," became popular. This statue depicts the Buddha in a seated position with a serene expression, and is often used as a symbol of peace and tranquillity.

Over the centuries, Buddha statues have continued to evolve and take on different forms. In the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), for example, Chinese Buddhists began creating smaller, more portable statues made of materials such as jade and porcelain. These statues were meant to be carried by believers as a way to bring good fortune and protection wherever they went.

Chinese Buddha statutes for contemporary interiors

Today, Chinese Buddha statues can be found all over the world as decorative pieces in homes and gardens. These statues are often used to create a peaceful and calming atmosphere, and are believed to bring good luck and prosperity to those who own them.

There are many different styles and types of Buddha statues to choose from, ranging from traditional statues made of bronze and stone to more modern pieces made of materials such as ceramic and resin. Some popular styles include the "Laughing Buddha," which is believed to bring joy and happiness, and the "Medicine Buddha," which is believed to have healing powers.

When using a Chinese Buddha statue as a home decoration, it is important to consider the placement and orientation of the statue. In Chinese culture, it is believed that certain directions are associated with different energies and blessings. For example, placing a Buddha statue in the east of a room is said to bring good fortune and health, while placing it in the south is said to bring prosperity and success.

Shop for Chinese Buddha statues at Shimu - the home of oriental interiors

Here at Shimu we offer a wide range of delightful Chinese Buddha statues, with a selection of charming pieces, perfect for contemporary and traditional interiors alike. From large stone Buddhas, ideal for placing in the home or garden, through to small Buddha heads, carvings of Buddha hands or seated Bhudda statues.

Our products have been carefully chosen by us for their superb quality and fine detailing. All products are available to order direct from our website for convenient UK-wide delivery, or why not visit our light and airy showroom based in Albion Mills, Greengates, West Yorkshire?

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