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Hand Carved Natural Soapstone Jewelry Box from India, "Leafy Bower"

Leafy vines curl themselves into a heart shape on the top of this hand-carved soapstone jewelry box presented by Gulam Rasool in India. The box is intricately detailed with flowers and leaves in an art form traditional to Agra, home of the wondrous... more

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Leafy vines curl themselves into a heart shape on the top of this hand-carved soapstone jewelry box presented by Gulam Rasool in India. The box is intricately detailed with flowers and leaves in an art form traditional to Agra, home of the wondrous Taj Mahal. The box features a hinged lid and is just the right size for small treasures.

  • 1.12 kgs
  • 2.5 lbs
  • 8 cm H x 13 cm W x 13 cm D
  • 3.2" H x 5" W x 5" 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
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Mikayla

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07/18/2021

"Sturdy and elegant"

I m so pleased with this carved box. The lead design is elegant and the box has a pleasing heft.

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Lorraine

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03/03/2024

"Second elephant art purchased from Gulam"

Precious piece and worried about arriving safe and sound. Relieved packaging was so secure took me removal of several layers of wrapping to get to box! Superb crafting of many elephants (my favorite creature) and love round design and substantial weight and size. Only disappointment is not off-white or ecru color as shown online, but a much darker brown or grayish shade. Nevertheless, love his work. Wish Gulam could bring back dyed/colored soapstone that he used to craft years ago. I have one of his pieces of a soapstone multi-colored elephant small box which I truly treasure.

Best Uses

  • Favorite personal items, battery candle lit
  • Store favorite personal items, battery operated candle lit, just by itself to enjoy

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Shira

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09/03/2023

"We will treasure these!"

The detail is exquisite. Thank you for bringing this beautiful art into the world and into our homes. We will appreciate these forever.

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Shadow Warrior

From US

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07/11/2023

"A great treasure."

Beautiful artwork and craftsmanship are words that do not adequately describe the amazing piece. I have more of these pieces, and this statement applies to them all. Just BEAUTIFUL!!!

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Pam

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05/04/2023

"Stunning!"

This carving is very beautiful and has clean lines. It is polished so nice. Thank you!

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Nana Jane

From Albuquerque, New Mexico

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01/18/2023

"Stunning, exquisite vase."

The detail and artistry in this vase is superb, The intricate carving is spectacular, yet the clean lines of the shape and the white color give an impression of understated elegance. I love it!

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