Serene expression of compassion
This beautifull statue depict the head of Buddha; it is newly handmade from balsa, a fast growing tree, and gilded with gold paint.
The statue radiate a quiet elegance but with its height of 50 cm it is yet an imposing presence.
The head is flatted at the back making it together with its low weight possible to hang it on a wall.
Measurement: H50 cm x W27cm x D10cm
Weight: 1550 grams
Most of their products are manufactured under their supervision in an ashram in India, where they closely monitor working conditions and salary of the workers. The labour force consist mainly of farmers wifes who thus can generate an income of their own. Child labour is strickly not allowed.
The ritual incense and ayurvedic products are manufactured according traditional Vedic recipes and techniques; a part of the revenue of these products is used for supporting an ayurvedic hospital which offers free medical care for the poor.
The provenance of the products of other manufacturers is closes monitored; each year several visits are made to these factories to check on the working conditions.