Our statue makers in Kathmandu are doing some incredible work recently, this Shakyamuni Buddha is Carved entirely by hand, then cast using the lost wax method. Over 8 artists work on each of these statues, carving, making wax molds, pouring hot bronze, painting the gold faces and eyes and hand painting them. Meenu Shakya, a master artisan did all the finishing work, it takes her months and sometimes years to complete a statue with such intricate details. Note the extraordinary images painted on Buddhas lap and on his back.
One of a kind 12 inch bronze hand painted statue. We had the great joy of meeting with Meenu Shakya and her family last month in Kathmandu Nepal while she was working on this statue