Belt with silver-plated Buddha buckle and leather loop, 4cm wide.Buddha (the enlightened) reached the state of spiritual purity at the age of 35, distanced himself however from the state of the living. He then spent 45 years preaching gis new religion. There are approx. 380 million buddhists worldwide.Siddharta Guatamas is Buddhas real name. Born into an aristocratic family away from the trials of everyday life, he is said to have predicted that he would either become a world leader, or in the case of finding the cause of suffering, would bring wisdom into the world. Having experienced the reality and the trials of every day life, he however realised the futility of being and decidedm to search for a way out of this misery. He became an astetic and met many famous religious leaders. Not convinced by their religious ideas, he founded his own world relgion.The Buddha buckle is approx. 8.5 cm long and approx. 7 cm high.