Repousse Brass Jewelry Box, "Vineyard"
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Suggesting opulence, clusters of grapes ripen in the vineyard amid beautiful flowers. 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 and adds a lift out tray for smaller treasures. It features a mirror inside the lid, and a latch that can by 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.
"A Treasure Box"
This is a beautiful item. I wish I could thank its maker in person. Exquisite metal work, lined with velvet, and a mirrored top inside. I will use it as a jewelry box but it could have many different functions. Thank you!
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