Handmade Repousse Brass Jewelry Box, "Mughal Paradise"
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Glistening gem-like glass accents harmonize with the elaborate patterns that adorn this jewelry box. Designed by Khalid Ali, the jewelry box is masterfully crafted by hand with ornate nickel plated brass over wood. The velvet-lined interior has two practical compartments and a vanity 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.