Wooden Happy Monk Sculpture with Walking Stick

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US$22,300.00
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Created from a Single piece of Burl wood, the Happy Monk has Sterling Silver embellishments with Jade studs and a walking stick, set on black granite stand.

Rolf von Bueren, an avid Burl wood collector for over 40 years, personally travels to Japan to look for rare and beautiful pieces of burl woods – some that he keeps, some that he shares with his collector friends and Lotus Arts de Vivre designs. Burls result in a uniquely patterned wood, which is highly prized for its beauty. It is valued and sought after by artists, furniture makers and sculptors. The “wild grain” in the Burl makes the wood extremely dense and resistant to splitting, which made it valuable for bowls, artifacts and sculptures, and is a popular wood in many auction houses across the world.

It took eight master craftsmen with a combined production time of 12 weeks to complete the Happy Monk.

Size : 32 (W) x 54 (L) X 74 (H) cms.
Weight: 24 kgs.