Floral Leather and Brass Jewelry Box, "Midnight Whisper"
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Rich repoussé brings a magical beauty to a black jewelry box by Khalid Ali. Hand-crafted of wood, it is covered in black leather and embossed brass bathed in gleaming nickel. He lines the box with velvet and adds two lift-out trays for smaller treasures.
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.