EARLY 20TH CENTURY WOODEN ISAAN BUDDHA
Isaan is the area of northeast Thailand bordering Laos. Wonderful spicy food. The people speak a language that is more like Lao. Most people who visit Thailand are not aware of how many different languages are spoken there, and how many extraordinarily different groups live there. In any event, this more recent buddha, which is related to the Laotian buddha in Gallery 1, stands 25 inches high with a peaceful, contemplative look.