This is a beautiful Chinese handmade carved wood, bamboo or resin Ruyi or scepter that comes on a stand. Ruyi is a curved decorative object that serves as a ceremonial sceptre in Chinese Buddhism or a talisman symbolizing power and good fortune in Chinese folklore. A traditional Ruyi has a long S-shaped handle and a head fashioned like a fist, cloud, or Lingzhi mushroom. Ruyi are constructed from diverse materials. Ruyi can be made from valuable materials like gold, silver, iron, bamboo, wood, coral, rhinoceros horn, lacquer, crystal, jade, and precious gems. The "Ruyi" image frequently appears as a motif in Asian art. Ruyi, meaning literally "according to your wishes". Some experts speculate that the Ruyi came to China along with the Buddhism from ancient India in the Eastern Han Dynasty. According to the history, Ruyi used to be a back scratcher for the monks. Together with an ear pick, a tongue-scraping tool, and a walking staff with rings, Ruyi was one of the items in a monk's paraphernalia. Today Ruyi's are still considered valuable and beautiful artifacts of culture throughout China. This Ruyi comes with a stand to display it. This Ruyi is very simple but artistically designed and will be beautifully in your home.
19" x 1/2" x 1 3/4"
front tip 4 1/4" x 3 1/2"
middle 2 1/4"
end 1 3/4"
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