Guanyin is the Chinese name for Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva. However, folk traditions in China and other East Asian countries have added many distinctive characteristics and legends. Avalokiteśvara was originally depicted as a male bodhisattva, and therefore wears chest-revealing clothing and may even sport a moustache. Although this bare-chested and moustached depiction still exists in the Far East, Guanyin is more often depicted as a woman in modern times. Additionally, some people believe that Guanyin is androgynous. In this Feng Shui decor bronze statue, SHE is holding a baby; Not unlike the Christian Virgin Mary depictions. This beautiful, affordable piece can bring compassion and understanding to any home, garden or office. This makes a wonderful and thoughtful gift for anyone, on any day. Bronze Metal, this Seated Guanyin Feng Shui Statue is truly beautiful.