Three Tips for Picking Out the Best Dragon Garden Statues

Asian Dragon of the Great WallDragon decor has been around a lot longer than a lot of folks realize. Some of the oldest wall decor in the world are depictions of dragon-like creatures from the ancient kingdom of Sumer. Dragons have also made their way into paintings, and are featured as statues in ancient China, Mayan Guatemala, and Medieval Europe. Of course, we can't forget about dragon decor in modern times either. Given that any evidence of real, live dragons has yet to be discovered, this decorating theme probably features the most enduring mythical creature on the planet.

If you have yet to pick out a dragon sculpture for your garden, these three tips will help:

 

  • Don't worry about the dragon sculpture fitting in with other decor: The reason you don't really need to worry about this is because since dragons are classic statuary, there is a dragon sculpture that will fit in with any decorating theme. There are even dragon statues that are simply adorable. "Blushing Babel, the Bashful Dragon" Statue is one such statue.

 

Find the best selection of high quality resin garden statuesanimal garden sculptures, and fine interior decor at Design Toscano.

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Buddha Outdoor Statues and More on Sale at Design Toscano

Enlightened Buddha SculptureThe art of gardening is an important aspect of several Asian cultures. In some places, gardens are far more than a green patch for growing tomatoes, peppers, and tulips. They are also places where the trees are carefully sculpted to match the vision of the gardener, where paths can form intricate patterns, and where every rock and pebble has its proper place. Pay a visit to a Japanese garden and you will probably feel as if you are strolling through a work of art.
 
Asian garden statues are also an important part of Asian-themed gardens, a big role often being played by statues of the Buddha. Such peaceful sculptures lend character and tranquility to the yard, and are reminiscent of statues that decorate the grounds of temples and gardens in China, Japan, and Thailand. Not to mention, Buddha statues are by no means limited to an Asian-themed garden. The olive hues and classic details on The Enlightened Buddha Sculpture make this fine statue an excellent addition to any garden. It also works very well as interior decor and pairs well with the easy-going lavender and green hues of The Bodh Gaya Buddha Asian Statue. Gardens in need of a large Buddha statue can't go wrong with the Giant Buddha Monument-Sized Garden Sculpture.
 

Enjoy 20% off any of the beautiful garden statuary, exquisite interior decor, and unique sculptures in our collection until today, December 16th.

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Final Day to Save 20% on New Décor at Design Toscano

Nike, the Winged Goddess of VictoryIf you missed the other days of our sale on New Arrivals, not to worry because there is one more day to take 20% off any of the fantastic new items in our collection. Buy any of our new additions today, October 17th, and you can still enjoy the 20% discount. Save on beautiful new indoor sculptures such as the bonded marble resin statues of Pope Francis and Nike the Winged Goddess of Victory. Both of these sculptures show the same soft, beautifully sculpted form as our other bonded marble resin statues.

You can also save on beautiful stained glass windows. The Asian Serenity Garden Stained Glass Window is beautiful, hand-cut, copper-foiled decor. This fine piece is also crafted with stained glass in various hues of green that give it a peaceful appearance. Complement it with the cheerful colors of the Asian Koi Stained Glass Window.

If the home or office could use better illumination, the Art Deco Goddess of Light Sculptural Floor Lamp makes for beautiful, artistic lighting. This wonderful illuminated sculpture has a faux bronze verdigris finish and is set atop an elegant faux marble base. Complement it and continue the savings with the Uraeus, Egyptian Cobra God Altar Lamp

Enjoy a 20% discount on any of the beautiful new arrivals in our collection until today, October 17th.

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The Power, Majesty, and Beauty of a Tiger Sculpture

Jungle Cat Leaping Bengal Tiger StatueFew animals seem as befitting of royal status as the big cats. Although the title of "king of the beasts" seems to be reserved for the African Lion, that distinction could also be legitimately claimed by the Tiger. While the African Lion has an impressive mane and rules the food chain of its savannah home, the Tiger is just as big or even bigger than African Lions, and is the undisputed top predator of its jungle home. Not to mention, while lions hunt their prey in a cooperative manner, Tigers take down animals as large as Asian Water Buffalo all on their own! 

That feline power is portrayed with our "Jungle Cat" Leaping Bengal Tiger Statue. This powerful animal yard statue shows the large, stocky head, outstretched muscled limbs, and long, sharp fangs that help put this beautiful cat at the top of the food chain. The striking orange, black, and white coat is also beautifully shown by this and all of our tiger statues.

While the Bengal Tiger rules in the Indian subcontinent, the Sumatran Tiger reigns in the dense jungles of southeastern Asia. The majesty and rarity of that splendid cat is captured by our elegant Power and Grace Sumatran Tiger. Put this and other tiger statues in the garden or place of business to showcase this cat's royal blend of power and beauty.

Find the best selection of animal garden statues at Design Toscano today.

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Outdoor Animal Statues for a Tranquil Garden

Proud Mallard Duck StatueThe backyard is meant to be a place of peace and many of us escape to that personal oasis after a long week of work to sit back with a cold drink, or take a dip in the pool. We can emphasize the tranquil nature of the backyard with certain types of resin garden statues, including sculptures of easy-going animals. Sheep are some of the most easy-going animals around, and the Life-Size Sheep Statue captures that peaceful essence with a detailed, tranquil look. This sculpture also mimics the live sheep that grazed the lawns of Victorian estates and old colonial homes.

Statues of ducks can also lend a peaceful look to the yard. The Proud Mallard Duck Statue shows the same colorful, fine details as a live drake Mallard. This animal yard statue makes a quaint statement near the entrance to the garden or when prominently displayed in the middle of the yard.

If the garden could use a more exotic yet equally peaceful animal statue, you might like Tian Shan, the Asian Panda Sculpture. Tian Shan shows the same striking, familiar black and white pattern and wide-eyed, cute face as the Giant Pandas that reside in the bamboo forests of central China.  

Buy $75 or more in fine decor from Design Toscano and pay nothing for regular shipping.

This offer ends on September 21st and cannot be combined with other offers.

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Peaceful Buddha Outdoor Statues

Giant Buddha Garden SculptureThe garden is a naturally peaceful place and few sculptures blend in with the tranquil surroundings better than Buddha statues. These classic Asian sculptures can be jolly and show laughing Buddhas, but most depict the Buddha in a meditative, blissful state of mind. With eyes closed in a relaxed, stress-free manner, and face with a slight, Mona Lisa smile, statues of the Buddha remind us to let go of the stress and focus on relaxation.

The Giant Buddha Garden Sculpture is a 48 inch tall seated Buddha that is crafted in the same form and appearance as Buddha statues in eastern Asia. Put this majestic Buddha in the backyard and you will be reminded of quiet temple gardens in Thailand and southern China. This large Buddha statue also looks just as magnificent when displayed in a quiet garden of a hotel or Asian-themed restaurant.

The Enlightened Buddha Sculpture is another impressive statue that will leave a peaceful impression on just about anyone who walks into your garden. The classic Buddha in this sculpture is shown standing on a Lotus flower, and has an eye-catching, burnished finish that reminds us of antique bronze Buddhas in Asian temples. if you would rather have a genuine bronze Buddha, we also have the stunning, solid bronze, Tranquil Buddha

Save on high quality Asian-themed statues and the best in garden statuary decor for home and business at Design Toscano.

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Outdoor Garden Water Fountains for an Asian Garden

Cascading Bamboo Sculptural FountainGardens that feature Asian-themed decor can showcase a variety of peaceful, easy-going sculptures. Tranquil, meditative statues are often used because gardens in eastern Asia act as a peaceful place to contemplate, exercise, and relax. They also act as places where people can commune with and appreciate nature via carefully sculpted paths, trimmed trees, and beautiful plantings. In other words, the green space behind the home or place of business has the same purpose as gardens in Europe and North America. However, one of the biggest differences is related to decor.

Asian-themed decor tends to be humble and many statues are depictions of the Buddha or religious figures associated with Asian cultures. Fountains also play an important role but although the Medici Lion Four-Tier Fountain is nothing short of majestic, it doesn't work well with Asian decor. Save that fantastic fountain for a hotel lobby and buy other, more suitable fountains for the Asian-themed garden. These would be pieces like the Cascading Bamboo Sculptural Fountain and the beautiful Tranquil Springs Pagoda Garden Fountain. Both of these unique fountains add just the right touch of easy going, natural beauty to an Asian garden along with the soothing sounds of gently flowing water. Complement their beauty with the Bamboo Wellspring Pedestal Garden Fountain.

Find the best selection of high quality fountains, animal garden statues, and the best in unique garden decor at Design Toscano.

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How to Choose Asian Garden Statues for Your Backyard

Far East Garden Fighter Ninja GnomeResin garden statues are wonderful, essential decor for many situations but it can be a challenge to pick out the right statue. We usually start by asking ourselves a few key questions like "Which type of statues will look best in the garden?", "How many statues should I buy?", and "Which decorating theme should I follow?". In addition, if you haven't done much shopping for garden statues, you might not even know where to look.

Whether just getting started with garden decor or looking for another addition to your personal collection of heirloom quality items, the best place to shop is Design Toscano. Take a brief look through our extensive collection and it won't take long to see that we have the best selection of unique, quality decor for the best prices. If you were thinking of putting Asian-themed decor in the backyard, browsing our Asian garden statue collection is the first easy step in finding the best Asian decorations for the garden. Here are two other questions to consider when looking for the best Asian statue:

  • Is this the first Asian statue for the garden?: If you already have Asian-themed garden decor but lack a dragon, the Asian Dragon of the Great Wall could be a suitable addition. Or, if this will be the first Asian-themed decor in your backyard, the Enlightened Buddha Sculpture will make an impression. 

 

  • How do you use your garden?: For example, if the backyard is dedicated to fun activities and parties, a Far East Garden Fighter Ninja Gnome could fit the bill. However, if the backyard is a quiet retreat or place for meditation, you would be better off with something along the lines of a solid bronze Tranquil Buddha Statue.

Find the best prices for unique garden statuary and other high quality decor at Design Toscano.

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Fantastic Asian Wall Décor on Sale at Design Toscano

Fire Dragon Wall SculptureAsian garden statues are a pleasant, artistic addition to the backyard and help to augment the atmosphere of hotels, restaurants, and other business environments. However, when shopping for the perfect Asian garden sculpture, don't forget to browse our collection of equally impressive Asian wall decor. We have exquisite masks, decorative friezes, and other high quality Asian-themed decor for the walls of your garden and the interior of home and business.

Like all of our masks, the Wei Chi Gong Sculptural Wall Mask is carefully painted by hand to give it the same type of fine details seen on the stunning wall masks of authentic, classic Chinese operas. Complement this fine decor with the colorful, stunning Dian Wei Peking Opera Wall Mask Sculpture.

You can also add the elegance and mystery of a Ming Dynasty Imperial Palace to your abode with the Forbidden City Asian Temple Doors Wall Frieze. This beautiful frieze is modeled after impressive doors from the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.

You will also find Asian dragon wall decor in our collection. The Fire Dragon Wall Sculpture is a fantastic detailed depiction of a classic Asian dragon. This spectacular dragon head and neck makes a big impression by extending nine inches from the wall.

Enjoy a 20% discount on any of our garden statuary and other items at Design Toscano.

This sale ends on July 7 and cannot be combined with other offers.

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Save 20% on Bronze Garden Statues at Design Toscano

Set of Large Bronze CranesBronze is just beautiful. This copper alloy has been used for making sculptures, weapons, and tools for thousands of years because it is easier to work that other metals, endures for centuries, and looks great. For these reasons, this sculpting medium continues to be a choice material for making distinguished, heirloom quality statues. A bronze sculpture lends a touch of sophisticated beauty to the garden or place of business, and when you purchase any of our bronze items by July 7th, you can enjoy a 20% discount.

Take advantage of this sale to save on such fantastic bronze decor as our Set of Large Bronze CranesBronze is the best medium for showcasing the classic beauty of these large wading birds and these sculptures would look right at home in the gardens of English Victorian mansions, and much older gardens of east Asian estates.    

The bronze fairy also makes a fine statement in any garden. Our solid bronze Bird Fairy Statue shows the warm brown colors of classic bronze along with a verdigris patina that highlights her hair, clothing, and the bird flying from her little hands. Complement this fine statue with our solid bronze Dancing Fairy for more beauty in the backyard and more savings.

Take 20% off any of the bronze garden statuary and other quality decor in our collection until July 7th.

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Happy Father’s Day from Design Toscano

Sheng Kwong Authentic Metal GongWe would like to wish a Happy Father's Day to all of the Dads out there from all of us at Design Toscano! We hope this special day is a good one and celebrated with family, and also hope that this year's Father's Day gifts surpassed those of other years. If the family happened to shop for gifts at Design Toscano, we already know that Dad opened some high quality, unique items.

He might have received unique tabletop accents like the Sheng Kwong Authentic Metal Gong, an Uncle Sam Cast Iron Mechanical Bank, or Asian Scholars Bookend Statues. These are just three of hundreds of unique, high quality accents, decor, and furniture found in the Basil Street Gallery.

He might have also unwrapped fine wall decor like the Freedom's Pride American Eagle Wall Sculpture. This beautifully detailed life-like, wall decor looks as if it's flying right out of the wall and makes a proud, distinguished statement in any American home. Other wall decor items that Dad might enjoy are the fantastic Nunsmere Hall 16th-Century Battle Armor, and the Wings of Icarus Sculptural; Metal Wall Frieze.

Of course, if you aren't sure what to get for Dad for next year's Father's Day, or as a birthday gift, you could always buy him a signature Bigfoot Statue.

Buy $75 or more in garden statuary and other high quality decor from Design Toscano by today, June 15th and pay nothing for regular shipping.

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Exciting New Summer Décor at Design Toscano

Copper Falls Cascading Garden FountainSummer, glorious summer is in full swing but it's not too late to buy new resin garden statues and other quality decor for home and business. We have several new items that will add excitement to any summer garden statue collection including the beautiful, brightly-colored Kohaku Asian Koi Piped Spitter Statue. This orange and white, beautifully detailed statue is the perfect accompaniment to a Koi Pond and adds a fun touch to any yard. "Sprinkles the Elephant" is another fun, piped spitter statue that works very well when placed next to a pool or garden fountain.

Speaking of fountains, if you don't have one yet or have room for another, the Spirit of the Ocean fountain reminds us of enchanting seas with marine colors and sculpted sea horses. Pair it with one of our new contemporary fountains to fill the summer backyard with the soothing sounds of falling water. The Cascading Creek Garden Fountain is one of several modern outdoor garden water fountains in our collection.

We also have exciting, new animal garden sculptures like the beautiful American Mountain Cougar Statue and the Zora, the Zebra Statue. The sculpture of the Mountain Lion captures the strength, power, and shy beauty of this big cat with carefully crafted, life-like details whereas Zora shows the same striking pattern, stance, and beauty as the wild Zebras that roam the Serengeti.

Browse our site for fantastic summer garden statuary and decor for every season.

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Just Beautiful

The Bodh Gaya Buddha Asian Statue

 

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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Excellent shipping and packaging. The statue is absolutely beautiful and complements my decor perfectly. I am very happy with it. I also have the kneeling Thai Princess statue and they look very nice together.

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Enjoy 20% off New Asian Garden Statues

Thai Teppanom Beautiful Being Garden statuary can take many forms. We have said that before but it's always worth reiterating to help people avoid the mistake of buying the same old, poor quality garden statues. Before you settle on buying a cheap garden angel that you will probably give away at next year's yard sale, take a moment to browse our selection of high quality statuary. We have far more items than a few garden gnomes and stone garden angels, including a variety of enchanting Asian-themed sculptures.

The "Thai Teppanom Beautiful Being" Statue is one of newest Asian statue additions. This absolutely exquisite statue is closely modeled after intricate Buddhist Thai sculptures that date back to the time of king Prast Thong during the early seventeenth century. Our sculpture exhibits the same blend of peace and natural beauty as the antique statues from that era.

Our collection of Asian-themed decor also features the Sacred Pagoda Lantern Illuminated Statue. This quality resin statue stands over two feet in height and lends a combination of soft light and the grace of the Japanese sculptural form. Complement this fine illuminated decor with the colorful Kohaku Asian Koi Piped Spitter Statue.

Enjoy a 20% discount on these fine Asian-themed sculptures, and any of the items in our collection of high quality decor for home and office.

This sale ends on May 27th, 2014 and cannot be combined with other offers.

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New Outdoor Garden Water Fountains at Design Toscano

Spirit of the Ocean Two Tier Seahorse FountainEvery garden could use a fountain. Garden fountains put the crowning touch on backyard decor because these sculptural works of art incorporate both artistic and natural beauty. They also add that extra bit of natural soothing sound that helps us relax at the end of a long day. At Design Toscano, we offer a large selection of sculptural fountains because we are well aware of the important role they play when it comes to garden decor. We also regularly update our selection of garden fountains to fit a wide variety of decorating needs.

The "Spirit of the Ocean" Two-Tier Seahorse Fountain is a striking, unique piece that pays homage to the sea with several sculpted seahorses. This fountain works very well in a garden that features other ocean-themed decor, including the "Giant Red King Crab" Sculptural Chair.

The "Copper Falls" Cascading Garden Fountain is modern decor highlighted by beautiful burnished copper, flowing water, and smooth river stones. This artistic fountain will look great in any garden but looks especially nice in backyards with garden fairies, and contemporary decor.

If you have an Asian-themed garden, or want to stick with nature-themed decor, the Cascading Bamboo Sculptural Fountain is ideal. This soothing work of art uses seven, sculpted resin bamboo pillars of different heights to fill the garden with the gentle sounds of falling water.

Find the best selection of beautiful fountains and resin garden statues at Design Toscano.

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Picking Out the Best Religious Outdoor Statues for Your Garden

Jesus Loves the Little ChildrenReligious-themed statues are a common, beautiful aspect of many gardens. Some of us opt for a classic stone garden angel while others prefer to decorate the garden with beautiful reminders of their faith. There are also people who opt for putting an impressive large Buddha statue in the garden and other Asian-themed religious statues. No matter what your preference is in terms of religious sculptures, you will probably find one or more perfect additions to the garden in our collection of religious resin garden statues. Here are a few tips for picking out the best religious sculpture for your backyard:

  • Pick out a statue that fits in with other garden decor: While most religious statues will easily compliment other garden statue decor, something along the lines of the Jesus Loves the Little Children Garden Sculpture will look much better in a backyard with cheerful gnomes, statues of children, and cute animal garden statues than more solemn sculptures.
  • Use angel statues for a garden with classic statuary: If you have a Victorian garden or one decorated with classic decor, there's a good chance that you already have a few fine angel sculptures. The beautiful Angel of Patience Sculpture will further highlight your fine collection of classic decor.
  • Try a Buddha statue for natural-themed gardens: Sculptures like the Jolly Hotei Buddha Statue and other Buddhas work very well with backyards that put the emphasis on natural decor.

Enjoy 20% off these sculptures and all of the religious statues in our collection when purchased from today until April 7th.

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Buddha Outdoor Statues on Sale

Great Buddha Garden SanctuaryNot all religious statues are depictions of garden angels or sculptures related to Christianity. Several of the religious-themed sculptures in our collection are depictions of the Buddha. When one travels to eastern Asia, sculptures of sitting, standing, and even laughing Buddhas are a common sight in temples, gardens, and parks. The serene look on the Buddha's face compliments an already peaceful garden and seems to blend in with the natural surroundings. For this reason, statues of the Buddha are often placed in grottos and other beautiful natural places.

A Buddha statue can have the same peaceful effect on backyards no matter what their size. The beautiful two and a half foot tall The Bodh Gaya Buddha Asian Statue adds a peaceful touch to a backyard when placed by the back door, placed next to a pond, or displayed inside the home.

If the garden would look better with a large Buddha statue, our Giant Buddha Monument-Sized Garden Sculpture is a perfect fit. This large, four foot, seated Buddha is modeled after similar Buddha sculptures from Thailand and has the same, very peaceful appearance. For a Buddha with his very own grotto, put the classic Great Buddha Garden Sanctuary Sculpture in the backyard.

Enjoy 20% off these fine sculptures and all of the religious statues in our collection when purchased from today until April 7th.

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Save on Religious Outdoor Statues for Spring

Enlightened Buddha SculptureSpring is here and if you haven't done so yet, it is time to give serious consideration to the resin garden statues destined for the backyard. While going through your collection of animal garden statues, stone garden angels, gnomes, and other outdoor decor, you may want to think about putting a few religious statues on display. Religious-themed sculptures are a wonderful addition to any backyard statue display but one of the best reasons for buying them today is because you can take 20% off the price.

The sale includes such beautiful Asian statues as the Enlightened Buddha Sculpture and the cheerful Jolly Hotei Buddha Statue. These are just two of several classic Asian-themed statues in our collection and look even better when paired with the serene Earth Witness Buddha Sculptural Wall Frieze.

If the garden could use another bird feeder or small bird bath, our Nature's Nurturer: St. Francis Sculpture is a wonderful choice. Whether you put bird seed or water in this beloved saint's basket, it will be a welcome sight for a number of backyard birds. For a more inspirational, solemn sculpture, we have a wide variety of options including the classic Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane Statue.

Enjoy 20% off these and all of the religious statues in our collection when purchased from today until April 7th.

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Enjoy 20% Off Spectacular, New Animal Garden Statues

Galloping Quarter Horse Filly StatueThere are a variety of resin garden statues available to help breathe life back into the spring backyard. A beautiful stone garden angel is always a classic, reliable addition to the backyard, garden fairies will add cheer and enchantment, and one of our outdoor garden water fountains can act as soothing centerpiece decor. Animal garden sculptures are another possibility and some of our new animal statues are nothing short of spectacular.

The Galloping Quarter Horse Filly Statue is a big, life-size sculpture that captures the drama, grace, power, and beauty of a filly at full gallop. This magnificent statue makes a wonderful new addition to a big backyard, or hotel garden.

The Life-Size Resting Bengal Tigress and Cub Statue is another of our new spectacular animal statues. This fantastic sculpture is one of the most realistic tiger statues in our collection and fit for the most distinguished of gardens. This impressive statue will also be the talk of the town when put on display in an Asian-themed restaurant.

Folks hoping to put one of the most unique animal yard statues on display can't go wrong with our Abominable Snowman Life-Size Yeti Statue. According to witnesses who claim to have seen the Yeti, our statue of the big white Bigfoot is a close match to the legendary creature said to roam the snowfields of the Himalayas.

Enjoy a 20% discount on any of these and other new items on the Design Toscano site from today until tomorrow, March 19th.

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Decorate the Interior of Home and Business with Asian Garden Sculptures

Goddess Guan Yin Seated on a Lotus StatueAsian-themed resin garden statues provide a lovely, peaceful touch to gardens but some look just as amazing when displayed inside the home, or when used as interior decor for a business. During the summer, the Giant Foo Dog of the Forbidden City Sculpture makes an impressive garden statement, especially when used as a sculpture near a back door or other entrance to the home. However, during the winter months, this Asian symbol of strength and protection acts as powerful interior decor. This statue might look best when placed near an entrance to a hallway or inside the den.

Statues of Chinese deities also make an impressive statement when displayed inside the home or inside an office. This classic statue of the Goddess Guan Yin Seated on a Lotus is painted with subtle colors and makes a beautiful addition to any room or place of business.

We also have small, desk top, Asian-themed statues in our collection including sculptural busts like the Sukhothai Buddha Asian Sculptural Bust and replicas of antique sculptures like the Emperor Xuanzong's Fat Horse Asian Statue. Both of these quality interior decor items are carefully modeled after original sculptures found in ancient temples and modern museums.

Enjoy 20% off these and other indoor statues at the Design Toscano site by the end of today, February 20th.

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