I don't think a Buddha head is a sacred object, but I agree with the essence of what you're saying. Society these days has little or no reverence.HandmaidenofGod said:I can understand why they are outraged.
Imagine if someone had put an icon of the Theotokos on a swimsuit, or any other holy icon of ours. This designer has taken a sacred image, and used it as a fashion item.
I can understand the people's disgust over a foreigner taking an image of their god and putting it on a swimsuit. I, too, get annoyed whenever sacred objects of any faith tradition are used for commercial purposes.
A few weeks ago I was in a Tea shop in the mall. They were selling Bhudda heads for $50 for "living room decor."
A Bhudda head is not a piece of art. It's a sacred object that belongs to one of the world's oldest religions. I get just as annoyed when I see icons sold at museum stores as pieces of "art." It isn't art. It's a devotional item.