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Aluminum Repousse Panel, "The Dragon and the Pearl"

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Inspired by ancient myths, Thiva Boonnak portrays with exquisite detail in... more

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Inspired by ancient myths, Thiva Boonnak portrays with exquisite detail in aluminum repoussé, a dragon holding a pearl. Pearls were believed to be the tears of the moon, and some were swallowed by oysters, some were guarded by dragons, and others were bestowed upon those who needed it, like in the tale of a boy called Xiao Sheng. He found a magical pearl that seemed to multiply all that was around it. Though Xiao Sheng shared its gifts with the rest of the villagers, some demanded that the pearl itself had to be shared. The boy swallowed it and became so thirsty he drank all the water in the river, and then began to turn into a dragon. Everyone recognized the pearl as the legendary Pearl of the River Dragon, the most coveted and beloved treasure. When Xiao Sheng fully became a dragon he brought the much-needed rain and carved a river as a way of saying farewell.

  • 1.18 kgs
  • 2.6 lbs
  • 51.5 cm H x 31.5 cm W x 7 cm D
  • 20.25" H x 12.5" W x 2.8" D

  • Rain tree wood, aluminum and nylon velvet
  • Arrives framed
  • Made in Thailand.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Thailandicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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8

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03/09/2020

"Beautiful Details"

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It arrived as expected and is beautifully detailed.

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From Tennessee

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07/23/2018

"unique art"

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Very nice framing on this carved 3D picture. I am impressed with her talent.

Purchased Item:

Leisurely Elephants, Fair Trade Aluminum Repousse Relief Panel

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From Brooklyn, New York, USA

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03/31/2018

"What a fantastic piece!"

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I have traveled all over the world, but I could not carry home things like this with me. I have one wall in my hallway dedicated to elephants....this most impressive piece stands out among the others.

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From Melbourne Australia

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09/05/2017

"Beautifully Crafted"

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A beautiful and well-made piece, with a delightful story to go with it.

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07/26/2017

"Striking asian wall art"

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The detail of the carving is spectacular as well as the creative design. The framing and background material make the dragon stand out.

Tags By Daryl

Silver dragon framed carving

Best Uses

  • Home decor,Center piece for art displays

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Verified Reviewer

05/11/2017

"Magnificent artistry"

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Miss Boonnaks skill in producing Duel of Elephants is a superb example of greatness in the difficult art of repoussee (a form of metal sculpture that produces a dramatic three-dimensional effect). As an avid collector of fine elephant art, I am delighted to display Miss Boonnaks masterpiece in my residential gallery and would recommend that others check out her handsome and impressive work. -- Mike Thompson, Florida USA

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Duel of Elephants, Aluminum repousse panel

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