Let this grinning Buddha sculpture remind you of the enlightened teacher's lust for life. Subin Tositarat in Thailand hand carves the sculpture from raintree wood, coating the Buddha in glossy black lacquer before decorating the figure with 24k gold foil.
Raintree wood, 24k gold foil
Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
In the Andes, the Land of the Four Corners, mountains are sacred. So is culture. The Nazca lines, the Wari glyphs, the Quipu knots and the complex multi-colored textiles of the Incas are all recorded and live on the work of contemporary Peruvian artisans.