Handcrafted Repousse Brass Jewelry Box, "Fruit of the Vine"
This item is available for backorder and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more
This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more
Clusters of grapes, sweet fruit of the vine, ripen in the vineyard. The repoussé motifs grace a jewelry box by Khalid Ali. Handcrafted of mango wood, it is covered in embossed brass bathed in nickel. Ali lines the box with velvet, adds a compartment for rings, a mirror in the lid, and a latch that can be locked.
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.