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Identifying different Types of Buddha Statues

What are different types of Buddha statues?

Fully Gold plated tara statue
21 taras Tibetan statues set 3
Buddha statue with throne
Oxidized Shakyamuni Buddha statue
Antique Statue - Bronze Shakyamuni Buddha
Thousand Arms Avalokitesvara Buddha Statue full gold

One can find different types of Buddha statues according to various materials used while molding. A Buddha statue can be made from different materials for instance- copper, brass, ceramics, jade stone, wood, and lots more. The material composition of Buddha statue may differ in different places and sectors.

Copper Buddha Statues:

Buddha figurines made from copper metal are by far the most famous in the whole world. Copper is best for detail carving and also the copper Buddha statues can be gold plated which adds extra sparkle, these are the reasons of gaining popularity by the copper Buddha statues. These statues can either be left in copper finish or they  can be gold plated. With plain copper they can be oxidized to give antique look. On the other hand they can have brand new look with  just copper polishing.

Golden Buddha statues are however plated with 24 k gold. They are either fully gold plated from head to toe or partially  gold plated only plating the robes of the body. Face is hand painted with gold in both the cases. Our statues are also made of copper for the very reason to create the best Buddha statues with best carvings and designs.

Bronze Buddhist Statues:

Most of the antique Buddha figurines were created upon bronze metal. Because of their rarity and relic identity, bronze figurines tend to be relatively more costly. Bronze is the mixture of different materials like copper, brass etc.

Stone Garden Buddha:

Stone Buddha sculptures have been developed by historically in Nepal by native Buddhist craftsmen. Over the time actual art sort of lost its way due to political and religious invasions but these days it has revived in Nepal and also around the world better know as Garden Statues. Stone Buddha figurines tend to be heavier and designs are usually primitive, less detailed compared to copper statues.

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Wooden Buddha Decor:

Buddha figurines made from wooden tend to be less costly and lighter than metallic kinds. But, it really is vulnerable which can get damaged by termite and water too. While selecting wooden statues, ensure the wood is actually high quality, with no cracks on the surface.

Brass Buddha Sculpture:

They really are nearly similar to copper statues, but are less expensive. Compared to copper metal, brass is prone to splits and also can create defect while carving. Because of this, fine workmanship is impossible on brass.

Resin Statues:

Buddha statues which made of resin can be found in different colors in the market. However, many people believe that the resin Buddha statue have peculiar dark, deep reddish color. It is because dark colored resin statues have been more popular than any other bright colored statues. The color effect is  the consequence of a special chemical powder ingredient utilized. Ceramics: They're consists of China clay. Generally known as earthenware, porcelain Buddha statues are the least expensive, yet the very least durable.

Gem stones Buddha Statues:

Turquoise, jade, Lapis lazuli, and so forth are a handful of common gemstone attached with Buddha figurines made in Nepal. When such precious stones are employed, lavishness and esteem tend to enhance, and obviously price also increases.

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