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The Buddha Head


The Buddha Head, patina art in papier-mâché!

Firstly, this rare papier-mâché sculpture is a masterpiece, handmade by the talented artist community at Jayav Art. Secondly, The Buddha Head is an original patina illusion artwork made from recycled paper. As a result, while it looks like a stone sculpture, this eco-friendly home décor is as light as paper and as solid as stone! Invite The Buddha into your home with a touch of spirituality!

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The Buddha Head: Patina Artwork from Papier-Mâché, Sustainable and Light!

Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism who later became known as “the Buddha”, lived during the 5th century B.C. The Buddha was born into a wealthy family as a prince in present-day Nepal. Although he had an easy life, Gautama was moved by suffering in the world.

He lived and taught in the region around the border of modern-day Nepal and India sometime between the 6th to 4th century B.C. The name Buddha means “one who is awakened” or “the enlightened one.”

He saw four sights: a man bent with old age, a person afflicted with sickness, a corpse, and a wandering ascetic. It was the fourth sight, that of a wandering ascetic, that filled Siddhartha with a sense of urgency to find out what lay at the root of human suffering. Siddhartha left the luxury of the palace.

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




14 x 06 x 32 cm


220 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 Buddha Head


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