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Soapstone box, 'Floral Patchwork' - Jali Natural Soapstone Decorative Box

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Jali Natural Soapstone Decorative Box, "Floral Patchwork"

byRaj Kumari and Raja Ram: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (20)
Raj Kumari demonstrates the traditional Indian jali, or cutout technique to... more

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Raj Kumari demonstrates the traditional Indian jali, or cutout technique to create beautiful flowers with soapstone's natural colors. Working in the style of Agra, home of the legendary Taj Mahal, she creates a petite decorative box with a colorful patchwork look.

  • 0.42 kgs
  • 0.9 lbs
  • 5.7 cm H x 11.5 cm W x 9 cm D
  • 2.2" H x 4.5" W x 3.5" D

  • Soapstone
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • Made in India.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Indiaicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Redhead at Heart

From Kansas City, MO, USA

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10/31/2016

"Lovely Soapstone Shades"

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My new trinket box arrived and it is even prettier in person than the picture. It is just the right size for storing a few special keepsakes and looks very lovely on my dresser.

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Floral Patchwork, Jali Natural Soapstone Decorative Box

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David

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07/01/2021

"Love it!!"

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Just like the I brought in India myself.

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David

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02/12/2021

"Great box"

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Very well made

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Evan

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09/02/2020

"Will Keep This Forever"

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Very well made, heavy, safe, treasured.

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John

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03/29/2020

"Very NICE!!!"

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I have never been to India but I feel like I have a piece of it now. When I was in first grade, my teacher described going to the Taj Mahal and the stone inlay work. She didnt have any good pictures but her description has always intrigued me. This plate make me feel like I understand it now! Its wonderful what a teacher can do! Her description stayed with me for forty years, and finally I see! This makes me want to go to India. Thank you!

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vijo

From US

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07/20/2019

"Exquisite"

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This is a beautiful piece in my altar

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Floral Alliance in Red, Octagon Marble Tealight Holder with Red Blooming Buds (Pair)

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Novica sales are instrumental to this family's survival, accounting for 50 percent of their monthly income. They are a dedicated family of artisans who continually struggle to make ends meet.

Raja Ram is from Agra, home to the Taj Mahal. Like many in Agra, he learned the art of marble carving and inlay at an early age. Years later when his children were grown, he taught this art to his wife, Raj Kumari. They love this centuries-old intricate Indian craft and hope that their children and grandchildren continue it.

Raja Ram has a daily struggle to manage his chronic diabetes. It has impacted his work and the income from his workshop is diminishing. He and his wife struggle to make ends meet.

Raj Kumari and Raja Ram has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $500 and the most recent for $400.

Raj and Raja's son is grown and educated but Raj and Raja now help with the educational expenses of their two grandchildren.

The income from their workshop provides for the entire family, which includes their son and two grandchildren.

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

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