Following Ganesh, Shiva and Balaji, Caran d Ache has enriched its Artiste Collection with a new limited edition dedicated to Buddha. Designed in collaboration with the jewellery artist Edouard Jud, it pays homage to the essential icon of Indian culture. Over the millennia, the influence of Buddha has spread far beyond his native land. In each country and in each culture, Buddha is the symbol of wisdom and serenity that every human being seeks to achieve.In the 6th century BC religion had been abandoned in India. Buddha was born to save the people and to spread the message of equality, unity and cosmic love. He achieved the highest level of consciousness and reached Nirvana. His spirit is pure. He understands the oneness of life and has found the path to interior peace an extremely precious stateRecognising the importance of the number 8 in the Indian tradition, Caran d Ache has limited this spiritual tribute to 108 fountain pens and 108 roller pens. An object of unique delicacy and precision, the pen reveals several figures of Buddha decorating its saffron lacquered body while a matching orange citrine completes the cap.