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Hand Carved Soapstone Elephant Figurine from India, "Elephant Grandeur"

Ornate designs and beautiful openwork give this elephant figurine a truly royal and exotic appearance. Hand-carved by artisan Gulam Rasool of India, the elephant is crafted out of natural soapstone. A smaller elephant is expertly carved inside of the... more

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Ornate designs and beautiful openwork give this elephant figurine a truly royal and exotic appearance. Hand-carved by artisan Gulam Rasool of India, the elephant is crafted out of natural soapstone. A smaller elephant is expertly carved inside of the figurine.

  • 0.29 kgs
  • 0.6 lbs
  • 8 cm H x 11.5 cm W x 5 cm D
  • 3.1" H x 4.5" W x 2" D

  • Soapstone
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • Made in India.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Indiaicon info
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Melinda

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01/16/2021

"Excellent Craftmanship! Unique!"

Beautiful craftsmanship and always gets a ton of complaints! Great purchase!

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Melissa

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02/16/2019

"Stunning"

This elephant arrived yesterday and is even more amazing in real life. Incredible craftsmanship. I love it. Thank you Gulam Rasool.

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Laurie

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11/26/2018

"The delicacy of this beauty is astounding!"

This lady is mind boggling! I love elephants and enjoy supporting craftsmen and artisans - people with vision who work with their hands. Having said that - this little sweetheart (& her secret) took my breath away! Shes beautiful to look at &, somehow, a comfort to hold. You couldnt pay me to part with her!

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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

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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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