Oriental art is popular in interior decor and as people are visiting the East, they are getting inspired by Oriental Art and Oriental figurines.
Buddha statues often have special handpositions called "Mudras" that have each its own meaning like the different meanings that animal figurines can have. The handpositions can vary from statue to statue, but overall the handpositions have the same deeper meaning that is also dependent on whether the Buddha is sitting or standing.
Dhyana Mudra - Meditation
This is probably the most wellknown handposition. Both hands rest in the lap on the sitting and meditating Buddha. The palm of the hands are turned upwards and the two thumbs touch each other and thus create a circle filled with peacefull energy.
Bhumisparsa Mudra - The earth bear witness
This handposition is said to be the way Buddha was positioned, when he reached enlightenment. The right hand rests on the knee and the fingers point to the ground. The left hand is in meditative position in the lap with the palm turned upwards. From time to time a bowl is presented in the left hand.
Vitarka Mudra - Transmission of the teachings of Buddha
When Buddha achieved enlightenment time had come to pass on the teachings. Here we again see Buddha sitting with the left hand open in the lap, but now the right hand is lifted with the palm turned outwards. This handposition symbolises the wordless transmission of the teachings.
Abhaya Mudra - Protection
This is a handposition that is combined with the standing Buddha. The right hand is lifted with the palm towards the viewer. The left hand is turned downwards and also with the palm turned towards the viewer. This handposition is supposed to give protection and remove fear.
DPH began importing Chinese and Japanese vases and jars in the early 1980s. we make them into table lamps in our own workshop. The Chinese and Japanese lamps were sold in large quantities in Denmark. Oriental art and figurines were a natural complement to our lamps and therefore this quickly bacame a part of our assortment.
Especially Buddha figurines are very popular and although our stock vary, we always have several Buddha statues in stock. Most Buddhas are made of wood and covered with gold and colored stones. The large oriental Buddha figurines are approximately 1 meter to 1.5 meters and will be admired in every room where it is placed - often we meet Buddha in a hall. There are also many small Buddha figures, sitting Buddha, standing Buddha and lying Buddha.
Also Tepanom figurines as couple of man and woman are popular as decoration in east-inspired home. This also applies to the small Thai musicians available in green and gold with different instruments.