Ceramic Coat Rack Painted with Camel Motifs from India, "Prancing Camels"
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Prancing with joy, two excited camels are hand-painted onto ceramic squares that are displayed side-by-side in this coat rack from India. Khalid Ali works with family members and other local artisans to present the coat hanger, crafted with a decorative frame and three hooks of brass.
Khalid learned repousse metal work, known as patra, or Indo Napoleon, from his father and uncle. It is one of the most popular Indian arts and Khalid has diligently worked at it for more than 20 years. He continues to grow artistically and has taught many of his family members and other artisans the vast array of skills needed to produce this distinctive form of Indian metalwork.
Khalid Ali has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1000 and the most recent for $1800.