This kind of master handcrafting is so beautiful but difficult to find in the USA. I was especially touched by M. Ayub?s write up about the Kashmir Valley and how he learned his craft which was historically passed from one generation to the next but attracts fewer and fewer artisans these days. The box is beautifully detailed and I feel fortunate to have stumbled across his work on Novica?s site. Thank you for sharing the gift of your artistic expression and craftsmanship with the world M. Ayub!
I love this box; the details are amazingly intricate and beautiful. I like to put it where the light shines through the latticework.
Stunning jewelry box proving that machine-made, manufactured goods can never match the exquisite natural beauty that is transferred to a work of art via the love, heritage, skill, and dedication of a time-honored, traditional master-craftsman!!! Thank you!!!
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