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Carved Wooden SHOULAO (one of the Three Star Gods, representing Canopus, God of Longevity) Thrift Shop Find $3.00

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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Finally, something oriental that isn't made from molded resin!! I looked at a number of these carved Immortals online and they all are somewhat different. Mine is 10"high and carved from a hardwood. No clue of it's age. There are no carved initials anywhere and the bottom is plain, unstained wood.

    I altered the title so I hope it's correct now.

    Thanks for looking/loving, friends!

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      I love this!! That was an incredible deal for a wood carving such as this. It's pretty awesome looking!
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Thanks, scott! I have very little in the way of Oriental things. When I saw this, I thought it was resin until I picked it up. A nice surprise.
    3. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Hey I have one that isn't resin, too, so there, nyah. Mine's plastic, LOL! :P

      This is really nice, Beebs, good eye as always. :)
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      can you see the grain anywhere? i can't see any from your pics. the quality of these pieces is really determined by what kind of wood was used.
    5. wexval, 5 years ago
      Hi Ho2, most of these figures only show very light grain under high intensity light and good magnification. It's next to impossible to pick up with a camera. Most of them seem to have been dyed, probably by soaking, and there is no hint of lac or varnish. The polish comes after they dry. The density of the wood varies from light to quite dense and the colors range from light tan through reddish and into chocolate. This one is not an Immortal, but one of the Three Star Gods, representing Canopus and longevity as noted in the title. He is holding the Peach of Immortality and just below that is inscribed the symbol for his name, Shou.
    6. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Hiya wexval, I was hoping you would show up! Thank you so much for all the good info. My knowledge of all things oriental would fit on the head of a pin. :-))))
    7. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
    8. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      I too love this Kyra... Beautifully carved, wonderful condition, and for only three bucks? As my buddy Rosie likes to say Wowser!
    9. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 5 years ago
      Very nice!
    10. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 years ago
      Wow, great find Efesgirl :)

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