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Hand Carved Soapstone Owl Bookends (Pair), "Wisdom"

Two wise owls stand guard over the books they hold in place. Expertly... more

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Two wise owls stand guard over the books they hold in place. Expertly hand-carved by Gulam Rasool, these bookends showcase natural soapstone's innate beauty

  • 3.36 kgs
  • 7.4 lbs
  • Each: 15.3 cm H x 13.3 cm W x 7.5 cm D
  • Each: 6" H x 5.25" W x 3" 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
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in India.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in India
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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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"Beautiful!"

These are lovely. The soapstone has natural color gradations, with some lovely touches of pale pink and light grey intermingling with the medium grey that predominates. They are substantial pieces, and the talent and artistry of the sculptor is obvious. The owls are identical in size, but there are individual variations that make it easy to see each is one of a kind. I was also delighted to see that the upright portion on each bookend is actually carved to resemble a book! Delightful!

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Unexpectedly large and beautifully carved
 
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