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The ultimate conversation piece for your home or office. Guanyin is the Chinese name for the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. However, folk traditions in China and other East Asian countries have added many distinctive characteristics and legends. Avalokiteshvara was originally depicted as Buddha when he was still a prince, and therefore wears chest-revealing clothing and may even sport a moustache. However, in China, Guanyin is usually depicted as a woman.nAdditionally, some people believe that Guanyin is both man and woman (or perhaps neither).
In China, Guanyin is usually shown in a white flowing robe and usually wears necklaces of Indian/Chinese royalty. In the right hand is a water jar containing pure water, and the left holds a willow branch. The crown usually depicts the image of Amitabha Buddha, Guan Yin’s spiritual teacher before she became a Bodhisattva. In some Buddhist temples and monasteries, Guanyin’s images are occasionally depicted as a young man dressed in Northern Song Buddhist robes sitting gracefully. He is usually depicted looking or glancing down, symbolising that Guanyin continues to watch over the world.