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Hand Crafted Soapstone Elephant Bookend Pair, "Elephant Knowledge"

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Scholarly Indian elephants stand back to back, proudly supporting volumes of... more

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Scholarly Indian elephants stand back to back, proudly supporting volumes of stone. Expertly hand carved by Gulam Rasool, these original bookends showcase the inherent beauty of natural soapstone in shades of green and grey.

  • 3.20 kgs
  • 7.1 lbs
  • Each: 15.5 cm H x 13.5 cm W x 6.5 cm D
  • Each: 6" H x 5.25" W x 2.6" 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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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Marta

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02/25/2018

"A delightful gift for all book lovers"

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I bought these as a Christmas gift for family members. I had a hard time not keeping them for myself, since I love elephant art objects. These are wonderful carvings.

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Elephant Knowledge, Hand Crafted Soapstone Elephant Bookend Pair

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Sister
  • Occasion: Christmas

Helene

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11/17/2021

"Cherished heirloom"

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These are beautiful. I purchased as a gift. Very happy with them.

Purchased Item:

Elephant Safari, Soapstone coasters (Set of 6)

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LINDA

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11/10/2021

"keepsake for Granddaughter"

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bought this as addition to The Kings Elephant Soapstone Box it is truly a beautiful piece. .

Purchased Item:

Royal Indian Elephants, Handmade Royal Elephant Soapstone Decorative Box

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Granddaughter
  • Occasion: Christmas

LINDA

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11/08/2021

"keepsake for Granddaughter"

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Beautiful!!!

Purchased Item:

The King's Elephants, Elephant Soapstone Hand Painted Box

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Granddaughter
  • Occasion: Christmas

Debbe

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10/31/2021

"Soapstone sculpture, Mother Elephant"

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Exquisite!

Best Uses

  • Gift for self or another

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Sandra

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10/28/2021

"Gorgeous!!!"

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I received this jewelry box today and Im so happy with it! Its larger than I expected and much heavier. The carving on this box is absolutely beautiful. Mr. Golam Rasool is a skilled and talented artist, and I plan on collecting more of his beautiful creations. Now I have to decide which will be my next treasure!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

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.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

Gulam Rasool has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $400 and the most recent for $1800.

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

Nearing his eighth decade, master stone sculptor Gulam Rasool continues to provide for his family, especially his grandchildren.

Elder Master

Elder Master

This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

Gulam is proud to be able to help provide for his grandchildren's education.

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