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Handmade Royal Elephant Soapstone Decorative Box, "Royal Indian Elephants"

byGulam Rasool: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (159)
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 gift 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.

  • 0.48 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • 8 cm H x 10 cm W x 6 cm D
  • 3.1" H x 3.9" W x 2.4" 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? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

Reviews by Customers

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159

From Tennessee

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01/20/2017

"elegant elephant"

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This is a great carving with happy colors and well crafted.

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12/27/2017

"Superb quality"

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I bought this as a gift for my mom. She loved it! Great detail and superb quality of materials. Very happy with this purchase.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Mother
  • Occasion: Christmas

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06/16/2016

"Beautifully crafted"

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The picture doesn't do it justice -- this box is amazing. I bought it as a Mother's Day gift for my 88-year-old mother who is originally from India and she loves it! Even my brother, who never notices anything, commented on how nice it is.

Best Uses

  • to hold jewelry or any trinkets, or even just as a showpiece

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Mother
  • Occasion: Mother's Day

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11/13/2019

"Beautiful!"

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My mother-in-law loved it!

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09/19/2019

"It grabbed me!"

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A dear friend chose a theme animal for his new daughter. Elephants! I immediately thought of the beautiful elephant word puzzle box I had from Novica and went on line to buy another. But, glancing through the other options I found this cutie that looks like a baby elephant - bright colors but still delicate and sweet! Haven?t opened it - waiting for Maddie?s first birthday!

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07/25/2018

"Stunningly Gorgeous!!"

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I just cant stop looking at this beautiful box -- the detail is so intricate and absolutely mesmerizing. Im constantly seeing something new in this artists design. What an incredible gift he has been given! This will be going to a dear friend who is devoted to elephants. I wish I could be there to see her open her birthday gift!

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09/23/2020

"Mothers day gift"

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perfect gift. She loved it

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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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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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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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