Natural Soapstone Handcarved Jar from India, "Elephant Luxuries"
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Walking through florid forests, an elephant guards the secrets of India's jali artistry. Gulam Rasool performs the legendary openwork with refined elegance and detailed artistry for this hand-carved soapstone jar.
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.
""Elephant Luxuries" Soapstone Jar"
Just gorgeous. If anyone in your life loves elephants, gift them this. Put a tiny tea light candle in it, or smaller lit incense (the cones). Very much an heirloom item. Thank you for the beautiful craftsmanship.
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