Daruma is a Japanese traditional doll, created to emulate Bodhidharma (Zen Buddhism founder) which made it a talisman of good luck to the Japanese. Daruma dolls are round, hollow, and bearded. Both eyes are usually blank. Daruma are regarded as a symbol of perseverance and good luck, and a good gift of encouragement.
If you receive a Daruma, the idea is to set a goal or wish, then paint in Daruma's left eye. Once the desired goal is met, fill in his right eye.
Papier mache. Made in Takasaki, Japan.
x-small 3.5" H
small 4.75" H
medium 5.75" H
large 7.75" H