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Elephant Soapstone Decorative Box, "Indian Elephants"

byGulam Rasool: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (148)
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
  • Made in India.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Indiaicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

Reviews by Customers

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Total reviews

148

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04/20/2020

"Absolutely beautiful."

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Problem-free purchase. For something this beautiful, it was very reasonably priced. Ive purchased other pieces from this talented artist and would definitely buy from again.

Best Uses

  • Storage

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Indian Elephants, Elephant Soapstone Decorative Box

Verified Reviewer

04/12/2020

"beautiful - love the colors!"

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This is a beautiful piece, love the colors. I purchased it along with the incense holder, to put the matches into this box. Love it!

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Indian Elephants, Elephant Soapstone Decorative Box

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01/21/2020

"My daughter cried"

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when she opened the gift. She loves it and is keeping her most cherished wedding mementos in it. Thank you, Gulam Rasool, for creating something so beautiful.

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Indian Elephants, Elephant Soapstone Decorative Box

Verified Reviewer

06/28/2019

"Beautiful!"

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I absolutely love this piece. The colors are vivid. The simple fact he has an eyeball brings him to life. He really pops on my display table. I love the postcard and booklet that comes with the piece. Makes me feel like Ive met the artist.

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Indian Elephants, Elephant Soapstone Decorative Box

Verified Reviewer

08/01/2018

"Well made beautiful box"

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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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Verified Reviewer

06/28/2018

"Simply beautiful!"

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What Quality! Absolutely beautiful! I cant wait to give it to the person I bought it for. Highly recommend this gem!

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Verified Reviewer

06/03/2020

"Got this for prayer room. Absolutely love it"

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This is very nice piece of art work. although the color was bit darker shade then the picture. I wouldve liked it to be little lighter shade. But over all good item.

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Verified Reviewer

05/14/2020

"A very unique gift"

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I was looking for a unique gift to give to a family member when I saw this soapstone box. It was perfect. It was actually larger than I expected, and the carving was beautifully done.

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From Ann Arbor, Michigan

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05/07/2020

"It is on my nightstand"

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I love elephant theme. It looks very nice on my nightstand. I put the string of lights inside and it looks magical in the dark. I also bought the other elephant boxes from this artist

Best Uses

  • Over my nightstand

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Purchased Item:

The King's Elephants, Elephant Soapstone Hand Painted Box

From Tennessee

Verified Reviewer

04/28/2020

"I put a nightlight in this to show off the carving"

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Very intricately carved. A lot of hard work for a beautiful effect.

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From Tennessee

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03/20/2020

"bookends soapstone carvings"

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Excellant carver. These horse heads look so nice on your bookshelf. I love them.

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Verified Reviewer

03/12/2020

"Absolutely beautiful."

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Couldnt be more pleased. Problem-free purchase. Shipped/received quickly. Would definitely buy again from this seller.

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India themed

Best Uses

  • Great for storing small reading glasses

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The King's Elephants, Elephant Soapstone Hand Painted Box

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.

Gulam Rasool has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $400 and the most recent for $1800.

Nearing his eighth decade, master stone sculptor Gulam Rasool 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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