Buddha Tea Pet Happy Monk Mahayana Maitreya Statue
A Buddha Tea Pet with a smile on the face. Nourish it regularly by rinsing it with tea and its surface will become smoother and shinier. What makes this Buddha Tea Pet so special? Read on to find out what the Mahayana Buddha symbolises.
A Mahayana Buddha statue is usually worshipped in the Front Hall of a Chinese Buddhist Temple. Because the statue of the Maitreya Maitreya is depicted with a kind and smiley face, it visually represents the magnanimity and compassion of Mahayana Buddhism. Therefore, believers deeply respect and worship the Mahayana Buddha statue. Its presence brings joy, happiness and a relaxed atmosphere to its believers.
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- Material: Ceramic
- Size: (Length x Width x Height)
- Happy Little Maitreya: 8.6cm x 6.6cm x 6cm
- Meditation Little Maitreya: 8.1cm x 5.3cm x 6.8cm
- Reclining Little Maitreya: 7.8cm x 5.5cm x 5.8cm
What’s a Tea Pet?
A tea pet (otherwise known as a tea lover’s pet) is a small clay figure kept by some tea drinkers for good fortune. They are usually made of zisha or Yixing clay. They are unglazed and mostly monochromatic with a rough surface.
Tea lovers in China “raise a pet” by placing it on the tea tray during tea time and pouring out the tea over it. One of the most popular models for tea pets is the “pee-pee boy”. When it is first soaked in cold water and then showered with hot water, it will squirt out the water that it previously absorbed.