Animal Themed Soapstone Sculpture
The Cranes are perfect. I also ordered the small and large and they are different colored stone. I did not expect that BUT they are hand made and not from the shelves of a store. That is their beauty! Any imperfection makes that piece special. This art is what art is about.
Wonderfully handcrafted. Stone is perfectly smooth with beautiful clean lines. Very safely packaged. Totally happy with this purchase!
I purchased one of these a few years ago. A few days ago, it was broken by a house cleaner. Inside were 6 additional elephants, rather than the 3 listed in the description. Four increasingly smaller elephants were standing on top of each other, and inside the two elephants on the bottom were two additional elephants! I can't even imagine the degree of skill needed to carve and elephant, inside of an elephant, inside of an elephant all out of stone and through such tiny holes. I have always loved this. I was happy to see that there were two remaining, because I just ordered a replacement. The artist is to be commended. Gulam Rasool is very, very talented.
"After years of hard work, I was honored with a state award for excellence…. Today, I am proud to mention that I have earned a name for myself in the art of jali work."