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Product ID: 216409

Elephant Soapstone Decorative Box, "Indian Elephants"

byGulam Rasool: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (158)
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 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.

  • 0.75 kgs
  • 1.7 lbs
  • 6 cm H x 15 cm W x 10 cm D
  • 2.4" H x 6" W x 3.9" 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
  • Made in India.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Indiaicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

Reviews by Customers

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Total reviews

158

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04/20/2020

"Absolutely beautiful."

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Problem-free purchase. For something this beautiful, it was very reasonably priced. Ive purchased other pieces from this talented artist and would definitely buy from again.

Best Uses

  • Storage

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From Coral Gables, Florida

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04/12/2020

"beautiful - love the colors!"

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This is a beautiful piece, love the colors. I purchased it along with the incense holder, to put the matches into this box. Love it!

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Verified Reviewer

01/21/2020

"My daughter cried"

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when she opened the gift. She loves it and is keeping her most cherished wedding mementos in it. Thank you, Gulam Rasool, for creating something so beautiful.

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Verified Reviewer

06/28/2019

"Beautiful!"

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I absolutely love this piece. The colors are vivid. The simple fact he has an eyeball brings him to life. He really pops on my display table. I love the postcard and booklet that comes with the piece. Makes me feel like Ive met the artist.

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Verified Reviewer

08/01/2018

"Well made beautiful box"

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This box is heavy and of great quality. I use it on a decorative tea towel on a piece of furniture to keep the towel in place. It?s quite a conversation topic. I love the colors as well.

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Verified Reviewer

06/28/2018

"Simply beautiful!"

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What Quality! Absolutely beautiful! I cant wait to give it to the person I bought it for. Highly recommend this gem!

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Verified Reviewer

09/15/2020

"Great box"

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Natural patterns on the box makes it a unique gift

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From Huntersville North Carolina U.S.

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08/24/2020

"Love it , completely recommend ,"

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Absolutely Beautiful ! I completely recommend this artist ! I have purchased from this artist five times and have been completely satisfied . This is my favorite item , wonderful detail in everything .His passion really shows

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Great for home or office decor

Best Uses

  • Great for home or office decor

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Verified Reviewer

08/23/2020

"Lovely gift"

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Purchased as a gift for my sons girlfriend. A very unique and artful gift.

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Ed

From Ohio, USA

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08/19/2020

"Storage"

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An attractive way to store items. Right now I keep it open housing bottles of essential oils (atop a lining of paper towels). Every day it is beautiful to behold. Ordered a second different box because of the quality.

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Storage. Quality. Gift.

Best Uses

  • Storage

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From San Francisco Bay Area

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08/14/2020

"So much detail"

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This handcrafted, soap stone oil diffuser is not only gorgeous but very useful. The attention to detail is amazing. The lotus flower designs are beautiful.

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Verified Reviewer

07/15/2020

"Mirthful sculpture!"

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This is a great sculpture! Nice quality with good detail and nice polished finish. Heirloom quality. Mr. Rasool has created a great sculpture with skill! Very happy with this purchase !!!~***~!!!~***~!!!

Best Uses

  • Living room display

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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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