Seated Avalokitesvara at Pagyesa Temple (Reproduction)
The brilliance of Goryeo colors is perfectly recaptured in this image of Merciful Bodhisattva. The elegantly-curved folds of the robe flowing towards her knees and further down, the luxurious ornaments on her headgear and breast, and the natural wave lines of the robe resting on the lotus pedestal superbly display the beauty of this Korean Buddha image and the masterful carving skills of the artist.
This fine statue is made of torreya wood, which was dried for several years before the artist undertook this six-month-long work. To avoid cracking and dampness, he utilized a unique method by which he carved different blocks of wood for the different parts of the body, including a root for the head, then after hollowing out the form, he glued the four parts together. Read More
Notice: This work is made to order. It takes about 6 months for the master to create it for you.