Artisan Crafted Repousse Decorative Box from India, "Metallic Contrasts"
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From Khalid Ali, this dramatic design combines the glow of silvery aluminum, copper and brass. The unique mini chest of drawers features six different niches to organize jewelry or personal treasures. Handcrafted of wood, the decorative box showcases the art of repoussé.
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.