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Hand Carved Jali Soapstone Tealight Candle Holder (7.5 inch), "Mughal Pillar"

Raj Kumari finds inspiration in the architectural magnificence of the Mughal era... more

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Raj Kumari finds inspiration in the architectural magnificence of the Mughal era for the design of this candleholder. Working with soapstone in a variety of natural hues that alternate throughout, Kumari carves the grandiose pillar by hand in the legendary jali openwork. The base features space to hold one tealight.

  • 1.56 kgs
  • 3.4 lbs
  • 19.3 cm H x 10.5 cm W x 10.5 cm D
  • 7.5" H x 4.1" W x 4.1" D

  • Soapstone
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • For use with tealights only
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended
  • Natural stone -- color and variegation will vary
  • Surface may become warm or hot during use; place on a protected surface
  • Keep away from children and pets
  • Tealight included
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in India.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in India
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Novica sales are instrumental to this family's survival, accounting for 50 percent of their monthly income. They are a dedicated family of artisans who continually struggle to make ends meet.

Raja Ram is from Agra, home to the Taj Mahal. Like many in Agra, he learned the art of marble carving and inlay at an early age. Years later when his children were grown, he taught this art to his wife, Raj Kumari. They love this centuries-old intricate Indian craft and hope that their children and grandchildren continue it.

Raja Ram has a daily struggle to manage his chronic diabetes. It has impacted his work and the income from his workshop is diminishing. He and his wife struggle to make ends meet.

Raj Kumari and Raja Ram has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $500 and the most recent for $400.

Raj and Raja's son is grown and educated but Raj and Raja now help with the educational expenses of their two grandchildren.

The income from their workshop provides for the entire family, which includes their son and two grandchildren.

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

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"Purchased for an accent on my table in the Foyer"

Just gorgeous! You can really see the difference in colors and it is truly a piece of art. Vey pleased with this purchase. Looks even better in person.

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7 Testimonials for Raj Kumari and Raja Ram


The elephant soap stone incense holder is a beautiful work of functional art. My wife will love this as her Christmas present! Thank you Raj & Raja for the great work. Patrick



Toronto, Canada

I purchased the ""blue harmony"" jewellery box, and I can't help but smile every time I look at it, as it is so beautiful, and stunning, and luxurious. I truly treasure this piece, it's just amazing.