Buddha is a Sanskrit word that means “the awakened one”
It represents the life of Siddhartha, an Indian prince that gave up his throne, riches and lavish lifestyle to look for true meaning and happiness in life. They are symbolic as well as spiritual representation of the enlightened one’s wisdom and knowledge. The Indian prince studied for years with religious prophets and went on a six-year journey to share what he believed was the way. In order to achieve real peace and happiness learning from the Indian prince would hopefully set you on that path. His teaching is know as the Dharma. The Buddha head is normally depicted with curly, short hair, half-closed eyes and a faint smile.
I use Buddha heads in the making of my necklaces see below: