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Soapstone sculpture, 'Mother Elephant' - Natural Soapstone Elephant Sculpture Carved by Hand

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

byGulam Rasool: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (191)
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? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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191

Karyl

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10/16/2020

"EXCELLENT CRAFTSMANSHIP"

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I OWN SEVERAL PIECES BY THIS ARTIST. BEAUSTIFUL, DELICATE WORK

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Denise

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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

R'nana

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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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Silla

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06/02/2021

"Stunning and Unique"

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Absolutely stunning. Gulams mother elephant is an amazing artwork, gorgeous to look at, display, hold. When I first unwrapped it, I was in awe of its beauty. It gives me great pleasure to see it on my mantle every day and everybody that sees it loves it. I have loved each piece I have purchased from Gulam. I highly recommended Gulam as an amazing, unique artist and craftsman

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elephant cultural sculpture

Best Uses

  • home decor

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Shari

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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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Ginny

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09/14/2021

"A Must"

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It was all and more than I wanted or expected. BEAUTIFULLY MADE. GREAT QUALITY. A TRUE TREASURE.

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JOSEPHINE

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09/12/2021

"LIGHT OF THE WORD"

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I USED A FLAMELESS CANDLE IN IT AND ITS JUST BEAUTYFUL.

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Tammy

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08/15/2021

"So pretty and bigger than what I thought!"

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I bought this jewelry box for a girlfriend who is obsessed with elephants. She loves it! She said it is really unique!

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soapstone detailed perfect size

Best Uses

  • Amanda uses it as a jewelry box

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Girlfriend
  • Occasion: 'just because'

Csilla

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08/02/2021

"Intricate and beautiful"

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This is another beautiful design from Gulam Rasool - I have now five of his different items and I love the intricate detail and the patient work that goes into these. Note though that the jar is larger than the measurements provided online. Mine is about 7.5 inch high and 6 inch wide, so that the proportions also look somewhat different than the photo. I asked for their correction by the novica team but this has not happened. Other than this, it is a stunning piece and I am very happy with it.

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Elephant Luxuries, Natural Soapstone Handcarved Jar from India

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Linda

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07/20/2021

"Beautiful Design"

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This is truly a work of art.

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Mikayla

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07/18/2021

"Sturdy and elegant"

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I m so pleased with this carved box. The lead design is elegant and the box has a pleasing heft.

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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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