Floral Carved Wood Jewelry Box, "Kashmiri Delight"
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Like a scene from mystic legends, tiny birds pose perched amidst vines tasting sweet grapes and bordered by a leaf frame. An inspired work rich in detail and hand-carving perfection, this versatile walnut wood box evidences M. Ayub excellence. The master carver creates a chased medallion and border, effortlessly adding enticing texture. M. Ayub makes magnificent use of walnut's hardwood quality, and its rich grain adds magnificence to the raised motifs. The box can be opened by simply pressing and pulling the lower panel towards the right, revealing two compartments lined with soft velvet. A smaller compartment is also featured for rings. Imbued with India's graceful elegance, this box will safely store treasured accessories.
Carving walnut wood is a passion for M. Ayub. He loves every aspect of this traditional art that was taught to him as a boy. A single piece can take many years for him to create; the wood must be gathered and carefully preserved before the carving can even begin. Once carved, it must be hand-rubbed with an agate stone to produce a beautiful refined finish. M. Ayub finds that many younger people do not have the patience for this craft and he fears that it is a dying art. He is dedicated to encouraging and motivating others to continue this magnificent Indian traditional craft and he stands ready to teach those willing to learn.
M. Ayub proudly provides for the education of his son and daughter.