This nicely detailed tribal yet elegant walking Buddha amulet focal point pendant is mounted in an curved arch-shaped metal bezel with brass accents.
Our walking Buddha amulet pendant is a depiction of the Buddha walking with the left hand raised in a gesture of reassurance and protection. This vision of the Buddha was popularized by the legend in which the Buddha descends from heaven by walking down a ladder. Earlier Buddhist art had stressed the god-like and king-like aspects of the Buddha, and neither gods nor kings were imagined as a walking monk. Most Buddha images throughout Asia are in one of three postures: standing, sitting or lying down.
This distinctly Thai image of the Buddha symbolizes his earthly aspects and identification with common people. Born into royalty, the Buddha renounced his title and worldly possessions and spent the rest of his life wandering northern India and teaching.
With both a hanging loop that is integral to the bezel and a jump ring, this amulet is ready to wear. Since each is handmade, there may be slight variations from those pictured. Note that this amulet is thinner than some of our other walking Buddha amulets and more lightweight but is very nicely made.
4mm long (which is about 1-3/4 inches), including the loop, and 16mm (2/3 inch) wide at it's widest point. Approximately 2mm thick. Great for using as a focal point on a rustic jewelry project.