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The Asian Water Buffalo


A Magnificent Sculpture made from Papier-mâché!

First, this sculpture has been handcrafted with excellence by the talented artists at Jayav Art. Secondly, The Asian Water Buffalo is an original patina illusion artwork that is made from recycled paper. As a result, it is an eco-friendly sculpture that is as light as paper and as solid as wood! Invite the Asian Water Buffalo to decorate your home with Authenticity!

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A Magnificent Sculpture made from Papier-mâché with Patina Illusion!

Native Americans of the revered the Blue Buffalo, often spotted traveling within the huge fast-moving herd, as a symbol of survival and faith.

The legend began during a violent thunderstorm on a cold night in October, 1818, when a young bull was struck by lightning. Because his large body acted as a conductor, he managed to survive the strike. As the young buffalo recovered over many months, his hide and hair slowly became blue.

Jayav’Art Difference

Creative Art Deco
The recycled materials and handmade process make each item one of a kind, with a story to tell.

Smart Sculptures
Papier mache is light, so suitable for masks and other sculpture intended to be carried, and can take very fine detail. It is also solid as wood!

Sustainable Art
At Jayav Art, we help people with disabilities to fully participate in work-based learning and we recycle old paper into beautiful works of art.





water patina




28 x 11 x 14 cm


325 g

Our Story

Jayav Art is a social enterprise which transforms recycled paper into environmentally friendly sculptures while creating decent jobs for vulnerable people. The adventure began in 2010 when Philippe Brousseau, a French artist of great renown was touched by a Cambodia ravaged by 30 years of war. Then, he met his Cambodian counterpart Tara, who was also passionate about papier-mâché art and who had the same desire to promote this local art that was still unknown internationally. Philippe and Tara wanted to create their eco-friendly artwork with conscience. It’s why they focus on an environmentally friendly approach, realizing that every step they take affects the planet and the people on it. Read more

How do we make sustainable art work from papier-mâché?

Firstly, all of our sculptures are entirely handmade with recycled paper and vegetable fibers. Then, they are decorated with natural pigments and acrylic colors. Finally, our environmentally friendly manufacturing process makes it possible to recycle old newspapers. As a result, our papier-mâché artworks are lightweight while appearing as heavy as any other sculpture. This means they are easy to ship. Read more

The Asian Water Buffalo


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