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Product ID: 132517

Natural Soapstone Elephant Sculpture Carved by Hand, "Mother Elephant"

byGulam Rasool: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (151)
Ruffled rosettes crown an elephant who wears the jingling harness of the royal... more

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Ruffled rosettes crown an elephant who wears the jingling harness of the royal stables. Carved in dainty jali, or openwork, her tummy reveals a perfect miniature elephant inside--and yet an even tinier one inside of that! Gulam Rasool masterfully sculpts the elegant pachyderms of natural soapstone.

  • 1.59 kgs
  • 3.5 lbs
  • 13 cm H x 15 cm W x 10 cm D
  • 5" H x 6" W x 3.9" 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
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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151

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10/10/2016

"Gift from my husband"

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Received this beautiful elephant from my husband for our 27th wedding anniversary. It truly is a piece of art. The carvings are georgeous.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Myself
  • Occasion: anniversary

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Mother Elephant, Natural Soapstone Elephant Sculpture Carved by Hand

Verified Reviewer

06/17/2016

"wonderfully carved elephant"

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She is a wonderful addition to my elephant collection. Her tiny baby carved inside her belly is a wonder.

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Mother Elephant, Natural Soapstone Elephant Sculpture Carved by Hand

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02/12/2020

"Beautiful little mama!"

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Simply stunning workmanship! I was amazed by the obvious ability that this artist has. I was a bit disappointed that the soapstone is a mushroomy-lilac sort of color when it is advertised as ivory but the disclaimer states that their may be variations in the soapstone color. I guess that I was just hoping that it might be a warmer color as it would go with my decor a bit better.

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Mother Elephant, Natural Soapstone Elephant Sculpture Carved by Hand

Verified Reviewer

07/02/2020

"Beautifully carved"

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This artist and staff are masters of their craft. I gave one as a gift, but had to have one for myself. This piece reminds me of the strength of elephant families and how precious they are.

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  • Lovely offerings, small treasures

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Verified Reviewer

06/25/2020

"Beautiful addition"

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Craftsmanship is of very good quality.Was packed really well

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06/15/2020

"quite simply; the most beautiful sculpture!!"

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Calming, serene and with the whisper of a smile, exquisite work. It was also very well packed, every detail thought of. I am so grateful to the artist for his work!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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.

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

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

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

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

 
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