Vintage Daruma doll, set of 2 signed wooden dolls for collection and home ornaments.
Vintage Daruma doll, set of 2 signed wooden dolls for collection and home ornaments.
Vintage Daruma doll, set of 2 signed wooden dolls for collection and home ornaments.
Vintage Daruma doll, set of 2 signed wooden dolls for collection and home ornaments.
Vintage Daruma doll, set of 2 signed wooden dolls for collection and home ornaments.
Vintage Daruma doll, set of 2 signed wooden dolls for collection and home ornaments.
Vintage Daruma doll, set of 2 signed wooden dolls for collection and home ornaments.
Vintage Daruma doll, set of 2 signed wooden dolls for collection and home ornaments.
Vintage Daruma doll, set of 2 signed wooden dolls for collection and home ornaments.
Vintage Daruma doll, set of 2 signed wooden dolls for collection and home ornaments.
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Vintage Daruma doll, set of 2 signed wooden dolls for collection and home ornaments.

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Lovely set of 2 signed vintage wooden Daruma Doll. The Daruma is a traditional Japanese doll, which in Japan has become a symbol of perseverance and luck.

The Daruma is modeled after Bodhidharma, a monk accredited with the founding of Zen Buddhism, who seems to have lived between the 5th and 6th centuries CE. During his travels he stopped for a time in a Shaolin monastery in China, founding the famous homonymous martial art. He then continued his journey until he decided to settle in a cave and meditate. This is where the history of the Daruma (after Bodhidharma’s Japanese name) begins. The monk became a wall-gazer. He meditated, eyes to a wall, in a seated position for nine years, without breaks, and without closing his eyes, except once, after seven years. He was so furious at himself for what he perceived as lack of discipline, that he sliced his own eyelids off so to prevent himself from ever sleeping again. As the eyelids touched the ground, they sprouted green tea plants. This legend is one of the reasons behind Buddhist monks often drinking green tea to stay awake.

On top of self-mutilation, Bodhidharma also suffered the loss of his arms and legs (according to some legends they fell off his body) as a consequence of his immobility for nine years. Art and folklore depicting Bodhidharma show him almost exclusively displaying these characteristics, which is why the Daruma dolls, in all its aspects, symbolize Bodhidharma’s position and features.

This sculpture will hold a significant place in your decoration whether at home or at your office.

It is a vintage item in good condition. Please look at the pictures carefully (zoom in) to assess the condition of the item.

Dimensions : H: 7 cm (2.8").

I'm happy to answer any questions. I will send it well packed with a tracking number (DHL Express shipping). 

🎁 All items are wrapped with a beautiful Japanese fabric at no extra cost.