Daruma dolls are traditional Japanese lucky
figures that honor the virtues of maintaining strength and resilience in the face of adversity. Based on the historic and renowned founder of Zen Buddhism, the Bodidharma, Daruma dolls are typically fashioned from materials like paper, wood and plastic. They are often displayed in businesses and homes throughout Japan.
Now, with this medium red and gold Japanese Daruma doll, you can enhance any room with this timeless symbol of prosperity and perseverance. Each papier-mache doll has a round limbless body; a tribute to Bodidharma, who, according to legend, lost the use of his arms and legs after sitting in meditation for a extraordinary period of time.
Like other traditional Daruma
, this doll has a small mouth, round hollow eyes, a bushy black mustache and eyebrows and prominent red nostrils. His bright red robe is offset with vibrant gold Japanese characters, including the symbols for luck (written under his chin), and the phrases prosperity in business
and safe family
written on opposite sides of his body.
Each bumpy-textured doll has a protective lacquer finish, and comes shipped securely in a brown paper box.
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