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Handmade Royal Elephant Soapstone Decorative Box, "Royal Indian Elephants"

For Gulam Rasool, soapstone's natural grain evokes an elephant's wrinkled hide.... more

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For Gulam Rasool, soapstone's natural grain evokes an elephant's wrinkled hide. He carves this gift box by hand in the shape of an elephant, painting more pachyderms on the sides. Silken caps and blankets identify them as the king's own animals.

  • 0.48 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • 8 cm H x 10 cm W x 6 cm D
  • 3.1" H x 3.9" W x 2.4" D

  • Soapstone
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in India.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in India
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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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.

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06/16/2016

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"Beautifully crafted"

The picture doesn't do it justice -- this box is amazing. I bought it as a Mother's Day gift for my 88-year-old mother who is originally from India and she loves it! Even my brother, who never notices anything, commented on how nice it is.

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  • to hold jewelry or any trinkets, or even just as a showpiece

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Mother
  • Occasion: Mother's Day

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01/20/2017

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"elegant elephant"

This is a great carving with happy colors and well crafted.

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12/11/2017

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"Beautifully painted carved elephants!"

Jewelry box has not one but four elephants! Sturdy construction and has good weight. Delighted with my purchase.

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12/27/2017

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"Superb quality"

I bought this as a gift for my mom. She loved it! Great detail and superb quality of materials. Very happy with this purchase.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Mother
  • Occasion: Christmas

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02/04/2018

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"Stunning Elephant Soapstone Box"

This is so beautifully made. If you love elephants as much as I do then you will love this. It is beautifully painted. I use it next to my bed to put my jewelry in at night.

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Elephants hand painted soapstone
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  • You can put your jewlery in it or any small trinkets you would like to put in it

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07/25/2018

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"Stunningly Gorgeous!!"

I just can't stop looking at this beautiful box -- the detail is so intricate and absolutely mesmerizing. I'm constantly seeing something new in this artist's design. What an incredible gift he has been given! This will be going to a dear friend who is devoted to elephants. I wish I could be there to see her open her birthday gift!

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Unexpectedly large and beautifully carved
 
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