Handcrafted Repousse Brass Jewelry Box, "Revelations"
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India's Khalid Ali combines India's millenary artistry with a sensitive sense of versatility for the design of this jewelry box. Ali covers the wood box with nickel-plated brass that is masterfully embossed with lush flowers. The lid features a majestic elephant surrounded by colorful glass beads. The interior reveals several compartments that can be pulled out, as well as a rod designed for bangles. The interior is lined with velvet and features a mirror.
Khalid learned repousse metal work, known as patra, or Indo Napoleon, from his father and uncle. It is one of the most popular Indian arts and Khalid has diligently worked at it for more than 20 years. He continues to grow artistically and has taught many of his family members and other artisans the vast array of skills needed to produce this distinctive form of Indian metalwork.
Khalid Ali has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1000 and the most recent for $1800.