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Natural Soapstone Handcarved Jar from India, "Elephant Luxuries"

Walking through florid forests, an elephant guards the secrets of India's jali... more

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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.

  • 0.92 kgs
  • 2.0 lbs
  • Jar(s): 20 cm H x 15.5 cm Diam.
  • Jar(s): 7.75" H x 6" Diam.
  • Lid: 10.5 cm H x 10.2 cm Diam.
  • Lid: 4.1" H x 4" Diam.

  • 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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Christina

From Seattle, usa

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11/14/2017

""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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Anna

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02/04/2022

"This is a beauty!"

I purchased last two, as the notification on the site informed, and the items came very well packed, very securely packed, which is understandable after seeing the beauty of these creations. I will cherish them for years and Ill keep them on the honored display, at all times. This lacelike work in the soapstone is unseen nearly anywhere else today, in our very technical and geometric world. These jars are of the museum quality. Thank you very much!

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Csilla

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08/02/2021

"Intricate and beautiful"

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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robin

From Tennessee

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04/28/2020

"I put a nightlight in this to show off the carving"

Very intricately carved. A lot of hard work for a beautiful effect.

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Jennifer

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06/01/2022

"Gorgeous craftmanship"

This beautiful chess set is an essential part of my home. Each piece is carefully carved and polished to perfection. Any visitor who has seen this set always asks about its origin

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Shari

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05/30/2022

"Delicately beautiful"

I bought this item as a birthday gift for one of my Sisters. She absolutely loved it. I was not able to see it in person right away since we live in different States, but when I did see it, I wished I had ordered one for myself! The design is intricate, and very well done.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Sister
  • Occasion: birthday

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