Indian Jali Sculpture
If this is indeed "all" hand made then the artist is amazing. A beautiful faultless carving, much nicer than the photos indicate on line and worth more than I paid. I have a small collection of elephant curios. I have a granddaughter who has the same with owls. This will be hers some day. So unique a reminder of our shared interests. I love it.
This was a gift for my doctoral advisor. She absolutely loved it and it is now displayed prominently in her home.
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.
"I always wanted my profession to be related to the field of art."
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