Handmade Floral Brass Jewelry Box, "Floral Coffer"
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Leafy motifs frame flowers and tendrils, rippling across the contours of a sumptuous coffer. Handcrafted of mango wood, this jewelry box by Khalid Ali is covered in embossed brass bathed in nickel. He creates four velvet-lined compartments and adds a mirror inside the lid. Ornate handles and a latch that can be locked complete the design.
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.