Laughing Buddha is valued throughout the world. He is thought to bring wealth and good luck to any environment he resides in. He should face east, near a door or window. Of course, we all know rubbing his belly will bring us luck!
These are Ho Tai, Happy Buddhas. However, Ho Tai is actually a Chinese monk who is like Santa Claus in western culture. Rather jolly and often carries a sack of gifts. He was a devote Buddhist teacher and revered for his kindness and laugh. He is always depicted as very chubby, bare chest and smiling.
These Laughing Buddha figurines are made from resin. They measure 2.5 inches tall by 2 inches wide.