Hand Carved Wood Box, "Mandala Forest"
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A florid mandala reigns over a lush ivy forest in the spectacular composition by M. Ayub. Working with walnut wood, he carves the box by hand expertly detailing the lavish relief work from a single block of wood. Inside, the box is divided into two compartments lined with velvet. The box features a secret locking mechanism and can be opened by sliding the lower front panel of the box to the right side.
Carving walnut wood is a passion for M. Ayub. He loves every aspect of this traditional art that was taught to him as a boy. A single piece can take many years for him to create; the wood must be gathered and carefully preserved before the carving can even begin. Once carved, it must be hand-rubbed with an agate stone to produce a beautiful refined finish. M. Ayub finds that many younger people do not have the patience for this craft and he fears that it is a dying art. He is dedicated to encouraging and motivating others to continue this magnificent Indian traditional craft and he stands ready to teach those willing to learn.
M. Ayub proudly provides for the education of his son and daughter.