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Buddha‘s smile is mild, his presence gentle yet powerful. As an expression of his own faith, Parinya Nanjai takes his inspiration from a northern Thai temple painting. "Buddha‘s face can make the mind feel free and always fresh," the artist affirms. Acrylic on canvas, treated for an antique effect, this exquisite work is framed in bamboo.
About the Artist: Thai artisan Parinya Nanjai says about his art: ‘We can essentially learn about art on our own, through everything that surrounds us -- nature, culture, everything. A few years of art in the technical school taught me to love painting and I know this to be my vocation. I prefer the northern Thai style because I was born here; it‘s always in my way of thinking and in my heart. I paint from my own thoughts, and the Lanna style is always on my mind.‘
The Parinya Nanjai Artisan Collection is brought to you by Novica in Association with National Geographic. This beautiful piece was handcrafted by Parinya Nanjai in Thailand. An artisan story card will be included with your purchase.
Acrylic on canvas
Hand crafted Artisan quality
Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch
Rich crimson reveals a tenuous outline
beneath delicate lotus buds. Parinya Nanjai depicts the Buddhapada, or "footprint of the Buddha." Beautifully stylized with intricately patterned symmetry, this schematized design shows all the toes to be of equal length. When Buddha stepped back onto ...
The golden branches of a sacred
pipal tree, a variety of fig that grows in India, appear in moonlight. Buddha achieved enlightenment while meditating beneath such a tree, which then became known as a bodhi, or "enlightened" tree. Some of these trees in ...
The spreading branches of a pipal
tree, a variety of fig that grows in India, appear in glowing gold. Poles support the venerable branches for the tree is considered sacred. Buddha achieved enlightenment while meditating beneath such a tree, which then became known ...