Repousse Mango Wood Jewelry Box, "Palatial"
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The fabulous design and artisanship of this jewelry box is captivating. Khalid Ali designs the palatial box, which is crafted by hand featuring a mango wood structure. Ali then covers the box with embossed brass that is plated with copper, while the edges and angles are nickel plated. Glistening beads recall precious gems. The interior is divided into four compartments, 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.