The six lines on the front of Daruma indicate that time passes from the past to the future. On each side of Daruma, the concept of “Seven Downs & Eight Ups” is written as a mathematical formula in Italian. “Cadere” means falling, and “rialzarsi” means getting up. With the color choices of white, black, or red, many people enjoy Designer’s Daruma as an interor décor.
We all “fall” in life from time to time, but a falling is not a failure. When we fall, we can always get up again for another beginning. They wish that Designer’s Daruma is there to guide you in life.
Black - Protection from evils, Business luck
White - Celebration, Academic achievement
Red - Overall luck, Happy family
Size: H 12cm ( about 4.7inch )
A long-established tradition as well as a symbol for good luck, fortune and perseverance, daruma dolls are modeled after the Buddhist monk Bodhidharma, who is the founder of Zen Buddhism.
Traditionally, the left eye of the Daruma is drawn while making a wish. The second eye should be drawn once the wish has been granted, or one year after the first eye has been drawn. The Daruma is generally put up high, so that it can watch over the home where it is placed.
The six lines on the front of Daruma indicate that time passes from the past to the future. On each side of Daruma, the concept of “fall down 7 times, get up 8 times” is written as a mathematical formula.
Daruma was made of recycled paper and gofun, white powder of baked and ground shells, coating Daruma's surface, it an earth friendly product.