What’s a mudra?
Mudras are symbolic hand positions or arm postures expressing a deity’s attitude or characteristic. There are mudras for healing, protection, benevolence, and more.
What is Karana Mudra?
Buddhists believe that Karana Mudra expresses a powerful energy that wards off evil. This piece of decor should be placed in any area of the home that needs a bit of negative energy clearing.
Who designed the Karana Buddha?
Made Karang, a wood worker and award-winning kite maker from Bali, Indonesia, made this piece entirely by hand using a single piece of teak wood. The wood’s color varies greatly from the center to the outer edges of the tree, providing two of the statue’s most unique features: two-tone quality and interlocking woodgrain.
Made Karang received his training from his parents (also Buddhist woodworkers), and after a few years, he developed the special skills involved in carving facial expressions and bodily postures. The process of making the buddhas made him feel especially connected to his father, who passed away a few months before he started crafting the buddhas.
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