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Product ID: 216410

Elephant Soapstone Hand Painted Box, "The King's Elephants"

byGulam Rasool: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (152)
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 two elephants, painting more pachyderms on the sides. Silken caps and blankets identify them as the king's own animals.

  • 0.49 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • 5 cm H x 15 cm W x 5 cm D
  • 2" H x 6" W x 2" 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
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

Reviews by Customers

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152

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

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  • Over my nightstand

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The King's Elephants, Elephant Soapstone Hand Painted Box

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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

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02/15/2020

"Beautiful Artistry"

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This is wonderful artwork with a colorful and detailed motif of elephants. Great for storing whatever you need - it looks like a beautiful piece of art wherever you use it.

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The King's Elephants, Elephant Soapstone Hand Painted Box

From Sharon, PA, USA

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10/05/2019

"One of my favorites"

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This is much more intricately detailed than it looks. Great piece for my desk.

Best Uses

  • I use this to store my pens on my desk

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The King's Elephants, Elephant Soapstone Hand Painted Box

From Seattle, Washington

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08/03/2019

"Beautifully Done"

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I love my treasure box! Its beautifully done. Highly recommend.

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The King's Elephants, Elephant Soapstone Hand Painted Box

From Tennessee

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05/11/2019

"great buy, impressive gift"

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a lot of artisan work on this and so pretty

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The King's Elephants, Elephant Soapstone Hand Painted Box

Verified Reviewer

07/15/2020

"Mirthful sculpture!"

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This is a great sculpture! Nice quality with good detail and nice polished finish. Heirloom quality. Mr. Rasool has created a great sculpture with skill! Very happy with this purchase !!!~***~!!!~***~!!!

Best Uses

  • Living room display

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Verified Reviewer

07/02/2020

"Beautifully carved"

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This artist and staff are masters of their craft. I gave one as a gift, but had to have one for myself. This piece reminds me of the strength of elephant families and how precious they are.

Best Uses

  • Lovely offerings, small treasures

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06/25/2020

"Beautiful addition"

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Craftsmanship is of very good quality.Was packed really well

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From Canada

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06/15/2020

"quite simply; the most beautiful sculpture!!"

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Calming, serene and with the whisper of a smile, exquisite work. It was also very well packed, every detail thought of. I am so grateful to the artist for his work!

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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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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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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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