Laughing Buddha - Good Luck Minis®

No. 351822

by Safari Ltd
$119.99USD
  • 192 Pieces Per Bag. Only Available in Bulk Purchase.
  • A mixture of history and folklore, Laughing Buddha is always depicted as a jolly, rotund character. The historical basis for the figure is Pu-tai, a beloved Chinese monk. Many Buddhist temples in China have statues of Pu-tai near their entrances.
  • Characteristics: These Laughing Buddha figures could be part of a Buddhism project or a fun party favor.
  • Size and Color: These bright orange figures are full of laughs. About the size of a large blueberry, they are just as round.
  • The Laughing Buddha is part of the Good Luck Minis® collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
  • History

    Tenth century Chinese folktales tell of a jolly monk, Qieci, also known as Pu-tai. As with all such stories, the legend grew with the telling, transforming a jovial monk into a benevolent figure representing happiness and generosity. He is seen as a protector of children and often pictured with a sack of treats to distribute. Statues of Pu-tai, the Laughing Buddha, abound in China, and some choose to rub the jolly Buddha’s belly for good luck, although this isn’t a Buddhist teaching.

    • Recommended Age: 5+
    • Size in cm: 20.25 W x 25.5 H
    • Size in inches: 7.97 W x 10.04 H
    • UPC: 095866000431