DCTO (Dreams Come True Object)
This futuristic vinyl version of the traditional daruma toy (pronounced “dik-to”)was designed by Dacosta Bayley as part of his DCTO (Dreams Come True Object) Jibun Project.
Based on the legend of Daruma, a 5th century monk and the founder of Zen Buddhism, each figure sits 7" tall by 6.25" wide. It is said that Daruma was so dedicated to his meditations that he lost the use of his arms and legs, which is why he is depicted as limbless. The figure is weighted so that it will right itself when jostled.
This feature symbolizes the Japanese saying, Nanakorobi yaoki (&dquo;Fall 7 times, rise 8 times”)—or, in other words, perseverance.
Daruma dolls come with unpainted eyes. The owner uses Daruma as a symbol of personal dedication to a new venture or new beginning. Painting in the left eye shows commitment to a goal; once the goal is achieved, you paint in the right eye.
only available in Temple Red.