icon handOver $102.3 million sent to artisans so far!

Similar Items

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

Product ID: 224077

Hand Carved Indian Jali Soapstone Bookends, "Elephant Mom"

byGulam Rasool: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (152)
Royal elephants stand back to back, proudly supporting volumes of stone.... more

Coming Back!

This item is available for backorder and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more

Pre-Order Now!

This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more

Details

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? No

Reviews by Customers

Artist rating

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

Total reviews

152

Verified Reviewer

07/15/2020

"Mirthful sculpture!"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

This is a great sculpture! Nice quality with good detail and nice polished finish. Heirloom quality. Mr. Rasool has created a great sculpture with skill! Very happy with this purchase !!!~***~!!!~***~!!!

Best Uses

  • Living room display

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

Verified Reviewer

07/02/2020

"Beautifully carved"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

This artist and staff are masters of their craft. I gave one as a gift, but had to have one for myself. This piece reminds me of the strength of elephant families and how precious they are.

Best Uses

  • Lovely offerings, small treasures

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

Verified Reviewer

06/25/2020

"Beautiful addition"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

Craftsmanship is of very good quality.Was packed really well

Tags By Shikha

Best Uses

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

From Canada

Verified Reviewer

06/15/2020

"quite simply; the most beautiful sculpture!!"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

Calming, serene and with the whisper of a smile, exquisite work. It was also very well packed, every detail thought of. I am so grateful to the artist for his work!

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (1) No (0)

Verified Reviewer

06/03/2020

"Got this for prayer room. Absolutely love it"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

This is very nice piece of art work. although the color was bit darker shade then the picture. I wouldve liked it to be little lighter shade. But over all good item.

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

Verified Reviewer

05/14/2020

"A very unique gift"

icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star

I was looking for a unique gift to give to a family member when I saw this soapstone box. It was perfect. It was actually larger than I expected, and the carving was beautifully done.

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (2) No (0)

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.

 
icon up
BACK TO TOP

Your NOVICA Packages are Safe and Secure!

NOVICA's response to COVID 19

Every NOVICA item comes with our universal guarantee

Certified clean packing environment

Quality tested and verified by our region teams

Fair trade and 100% happiness guaranteed