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Soapstone bookends, 'Elephant Mom' (pair) - Hand Carved Indian Jali Soapstone Bookends

Product ID: 224077

Hand Carved Indian Jali Soapstone Bookends, "Elephant Mom"

byGulam Rasool: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (191)
Royal elephants stand back to back, proudly supporting volumes of stone.... more

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Royal elephants stand back to back, proudly supporting volumes of stone. Expertly hand-carved by Gulam Rasool, the beautiful bookends showcase natural soapstone's innate beauty. The artisan demonstrates India's legendary jali openwork technique as he depicts a tiny elephant baby inside each mother pachyderm.

  • 3.30 kgs
  • 7.3 lbs
  • 15 cm H x 7.5 cm W x 13.5 cm D
  • 6" H x 3" W x 5.25" 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
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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191

Ginny

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09/14/2021

"A Must"

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It was all and more than I wanted or expected. BEAUTIFULLY MADE. GREAT QUALITY. A TRUE TREASURE.

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JOSEPHINE

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09/12/2021

"LIGHT OF THE WORD"

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I USED A FLAMELESS CANDLE IN IT AND ITS JUST BEAUTYFUL.

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Tammy

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08/15/2021

"So pretty and bigger than what I thought!"

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I bought this jewelry box for a girlfriend who is obsessed with elephants. She loves it! She said it is really unique!

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soapstone detailed perfect size

Best Uses

  • Amanda uses it as a jewelry box

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Girlfriend
  • Occasion: 'just because'

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.

Purchased Item:

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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