Handcrafted Natural Marble Coasters with Holder (Set of 6), "Lotus Elephants"
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Six lotus medallions are transformed into fascinating coasters by India's Gulam Rasool. The coasters are guarded by mighty elephants that raise their trunks in sign of greeting. Rasool carves each piece by hand from natural marble, preserving a millenary Indian tradition born in Agra.
- 0.92 kgs
- 2.0 lbs
- Coasters (each): 0.5 cm H x 8 cm Diam.
- Coasters (each): 0.2" H x 3.2" Diam.
- Holder: 10 cm H x 16 cm W x 5 cm D
- Holder: 3.9" H x 6.25" W x 2" D
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.