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

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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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183

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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01/15/2021

"I will cherish this forever!!"

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This is Beautiful..Elephants are among my favorite and they come out so well on this design. The artist should be proud as the work is unbelieveable..and his talent is over the top.

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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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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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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.

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  • I use this to store my pens on my desk

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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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From Australia

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06/02/2021

"Stunning and Unique"

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Absolutely stunning. Gulams mother elephant is an amazing artwork, gorgeous to look at, display, hold. When I first unwrapped it, I was in awe of its beauty. It gives me great pleasure to see it on my mantle every day and everybody that sees it loves it. I have loved each piece I have purchased from Gulam. I highly recommended Gulam as an amazing, unique artist and craftsman

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elephant cultural sculpture

Best Uses

  • home decor

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Dan

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05/31/2021

"Beautiful Piece."

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Very well made. Looks beautful with a tea light candle illuminating our book shelf.

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From Ballston Spa, NY USA

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02/23/2021

"Wonderful craftsmanship!"

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This is an amazing piece with a tiny owl, inside another owl and that owl is inside yet another, and you can see all three. I cherish mine.

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statue stone carving fragile beautiful

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02/22/2021

"A wonderful Soft light"

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I now have about 10 pieces made by this artisan and this might be my favorite! I love lighting them and the glow they leave is just magic!

Best Uses

  • A soft glow in the evening, centerpiece for dining

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02/13/2021

"Very very pretty"

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This is even more gorgeous in person. The work is so detailed and well made.

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02/09/2021

"Sopstone owl pair a wise purchase choice :)"

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I love this pair of Sopstone oil burners! Packaging from India was amazing- no way that these little guys were going to break in transit. Natural color variation in each of the owls is awesome (beautiful patterns), and the Jali carving is top-notch. The base of each owl glows with candlelight- just as shown in the photo. Oil basins work perfectly for heating aromatics. The soapstone gets quite hot, so be careful while the owls are in use (be sure to position them on a heat-safe surface while burning). Also, be sure to keep an eye on the volume of fluid remaining in the oil basins if you burn over an extended period of time (if burning essential oils in water, the water can evaporate quickly). Awesome. I love everything about them. Would absolutely purchase a second time and recommend to friends. I own several items by this same artist, and plan on purchasing future works from him as well.

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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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