Handcrafted Repousse Brass Jewelry Box from India, "Royal Collection"
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Khalid Ali creates a coffer to hold personal treasures. A circular medallion with colorful beads centers this handsome jewelry box. To create the antique style chest, Ali works in embossed brass bathed in nickel. A special compartment holds rings, and a mirror is conveniently placed in the lid.
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.