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Soapstone box, 'Indian Elephants' - Elephant Soapstone Decorative Box Curate

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Indian Elephants Elephant Soapstone Decorative Box

For Gulam Rasool, soapstone's natural grain evokes an elephant's wrinkled hide.... more

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For Gulam Rasool, soapstone's natural grain evokes an elephant's wrinkled hide. He carves this box by hand in the shape of an elephant, painting more pachyderms on the sides. Silken caps and blankets identify them as the king's own animals.

  • 0.75 kgs
  • 1.7 lbs
  • 6 cm H x 15 cm W x 10 cm D
  • 2.4" H x 6" W x 3.9" D

  • Soapstone
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in India.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in India
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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Close to his eightieth birthday, Gulam continues the art he learned from his elders. His father was an marble carver and jali artisan honored with the state award for excellence. Gulam has been honored with the same distinction. He still works alongside his son and other artisans to whom he has taught this craft, and treasures the role he plays in continuing this important Indian artistic tradition.

Nearing his eighth decade, Gulam continues to provide for his family, especially his grandchildren.

This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.

Gulam is proud to be able to help provide for his grandchildren's education.

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"Beyond my expectations!"

As with the incense box I ordered, this also came beautifully wrapped! Th box is of substantial weight, polished, carved with such intricate painting! A piece to be treasured! Thank you.

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  • This was a gift for: Daughter
  • Occasion: birthday

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"Elephant soapstone box"

This box is handmade the artist is very talented. It looks lovely put anywhere in the house.

Best Uses
  • I use it for rings

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"Simply beautiful!"

What Quality! Absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to give it to the person I bought it for. Highly recommend this gem!

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"Well made beautiful box"

This box is heavy and of great quality. I use it on a decorative tea towel on a piece of furniture to keep the towel in place. It?s quite a conversation topic. I love the colors as well.

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