Floral Wood Jewelry Box, "Tree of Love"
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Wild beauty grows strong with every branch and flower of a mysterious tree, rendering this box unique. Expertly hand-carved from walnut wood by M. Ayub, this box is a testimony of carving traditions that have excelled throughout time. Lined with velvet, the box features an inner panel dividing the box. The box also features a secret locking mechanism and can be opened by sliding the lower front panel of the box to the right side.
Following in his father's footsteps, M. Ayub sets out to craft furniture and decorative items of superior quality. He prefers to work with walnut wood due to its exceptional color and grain; it is also one of the strongest varieties of wood which makes it an excellent carving medium. Walnut trees grow mainly in Kashmir and take between two to three years to dry out completely. Ayub proudly states that he only hand-carves his products, uses no artificial colorings, and rubs the piece with an agate stone prior to applying a wax polish.
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.