Handmade Natural Soapstone Sculpture, "Laughing Buddha"
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Lord Buddha is mirthful as he throws back his head and laughs out loud. The laughing Buddha represents prosperity, happiness and longevity; many believe that rubbing his belly will bring good luck and fortune. Gulam Rasool presents this delightful image carved from soapstone.
Close to his eightieth birthday, Gulam continues the art he learned from his elders. His father was an marble carver and jali artisan honored with the state award for excellence. Gulam has been honored with the same distinction. He still works alongside his son and other artisans to whom he has taught this craft, and treasures the role he plays in continuing this important Indian artistic tradition.
Gulam Rasool has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $400 and the most recent for $1800.
Nearing his eighth decade, master stone sculptor Gulam Rasool continues to provide for his family, especially his grandchildren.
This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.
Gulam is proud to be able to help provide for his grandchildren's education.
When I saw this sculpture I immediately thought of Mom. She recently passed and this is the perfect reminder of her presence, her joy and all the love she shared with the world. Choose to be happy!
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