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Wood statuette, 'Serene Invitation'

Item # 40314
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Extended outward in honest welcome, this gilded hand mimics Buddha's greetings. Ning Charoensri carves the piece inspired by ancient depictions of the great spiritual teacher. Rain tree wood provides the medium for this graceful sculpture. Made in Thailand.

  • 12.4" W x 9.8" H x 5.1" D
  • Weight: 1.9 lb
  • Rain tree wood and iron
  • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

Ships directly from our partner office in Thailand. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

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Artisan: Ning Charoensri

Artisan Ning Charoensri

"I come from a family of farmers, but I didn't want to this for the rest of my life so I studied hard in order to have more options. After graduating from university, I began to work so I could share my income with my family.

"I'm single and live with my mom who unfortunately has cancer. I love her so much and hope she'll always be happy. I look after her and even though my brother and sister live away and have their own lives, we are very close and love and encourage each other.

"After university I began to work for a shipping company. They sent me to England and France, and even though it was a great learning experience I realized I wanted to work for myself - to be my own boss. I decided to combine the experience I had gained with my passion for art and interior decoration.

"When I started I encountered many obstacles; competition was rife and finances were low. But I never gave up. I knew if I tried my best I would succeed. I love designing new lines and developing new products. The actual production of our items is done by a group of men who are very experienced carvers."

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