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Soapstone decorative jar, 'Elephant Alliance' - Elephant-Themed Soapstone Decorative Jar from India

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Elephant-Themed Soapstone Decorative Jar from India, "Elephant Alliance"

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Working from the artisanal city of Agra, Indian artisan Gulam Rasool designs a... more

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Working from the artisanal city of Agra, Indian artisan Gulam Rasool designs a decorative jar after the style of jali art and architecture. The base and lid of the jar are hand-carved of natural soapstone, detailed with intricate openwork patterns that depict marching elephants.

  • 0.40 kgs
  • 0.9 lbs
  • Jar(s): 10.5 cm H x 10.5 cm Diam.
  • Jar(s): 4.1" H x 4.1" Diam.
  • Lid: 6.5 cm H x 10.5 cm Diam.
  • Lid: 2.6" H x 4.1" Diam.

  • 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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188

Linda

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03/02/2020

"Elephants walk in grace!"

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The work involved in making this has to come from the heart. Im so grateful to the family who does this work. I was able to gift this to a dear friend with a soft spot for elephants. Its a beautiful work of art.

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  • To hold a treasure or view with a tealight

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Linda

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03/22/2019

"Exquisite jar"

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Mr. Rasools decorative workmanship is so exquisite! His work is so finely carved and the elephants on his soapstone jars are very delicately etched. Thank you, Mr. Rasool.

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Susan

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10/10/2018

"Plans to be a Christmas goodies"

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I know my sister will be pleased. It was well packed and will get to Ohio without difficulty.

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Csilla

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08/02/2021

"Intricate and beautiful"

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This is another beautiful design from Gulam Rasool - I have now five of his different items and I love the intricate detail and the patient work that goes into these. Note though that the jar is larger than the measurements provided online. Mine is about 7.5 inch high and 6 inch wide, so that the proportions also look somewhat different than the photo. I asked for their correction by the novica team but this has not happened. Other than this, it is a stunning piece and I am very happy with it.

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Elephant Luxuries, Natural Soapstone Handcarved Jar from India

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Linda

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07/20/2021

"Beautiful Design"

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This is truly a work of art.

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Mikayla

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07/18/2021

"Sturdy and elegant"

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I m so pleased with this carved box. The lead design is elegant and the box has a pleasing heft.

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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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