Hand Made Brass Repoussé Jewelry Box, "Charisma"
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
Lavish floral motifs on sleek black bring their own charisma to this jewelry box. Khalid Ali crafts the piece of mango wood, covering it in brass repoussé bathed in nickel. He lines the box with velvet and adds a lift out tray for smaller treasures. He then adds ornate handles, 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.