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Indian Floral Wood Jewelry Box, "Kashmir Valley"

byM. Ayub: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (32)
Suggesting the scenic beauty of the Kashmir valley, this jewelry box mesmerizes... more

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Suggesting the scenic beauty of the Kashmir valley, this jewelry box mesmerizes with its meticulous floridity. Leaves and petals appear in breathtaking symmetry, as M. Ayub hand-carves the intricate details from walnut wood. The box features a secret locking mechanism and can be opened by sliding the lower front panel of the box to the right side. It also features a removable shelf, maroon velvet lining, and brass hinges. Includes a special niche for storing your favorite ring.

Following in his father's footsteps, Ayub strives to create decorative items of superior quality. He works with Kashmiri walnut wood, which takes between two to three years to dry out completely. He uses no artificial colorings, rubbing the piece with an agate stone prior to applying a wax polish.

  • 1.22 kgs
  • 2.7 lbs
  • 9 cm H x 23 cm W x 15 cm D
  • 3.5" H x 9" W x 6" D

  • Walnut wood
  • Each artwork is unique -- wood grain, color, and pattern will differ slightly from picture
  • Made in India.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Indiaicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

Reviews by Customers

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32

Verified Reviewer

03/01/2018

"Beautiful craftsmanship!"

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This kind of master handcrafting is so beautiful but difficult to find in the USA. I was especially touched by M. Ayub?s write up about the Kashmir Valley and how he learned his craft which was historically passed from one generation to the next but attracts fewer and fewer artisans these days. The box is beautifully detailed and I feel fortunate to have stumbled across his work on Novica?s site. Thank you for sharing the gift of your artistic expression and craftsmanship with the world M. Ayub!

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Kashmir Valley, Indian Floral Wood Jewelry Box

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08/02/2020

"Absolutely stunning!"

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This box is absolutely stunning,the details are amazing, very carefully and beautifully made, its a work of art! Thank you!

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03/11/2020

"Gorgeous!"

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This walnut jewelry box, Hypnotic Tree is beautiful. I love the secret mechanism that releases the lock and I love how well crafted this jewelry box is. With a tray inside and the entire interior lined in red velvet this is a jewelry box worthy of my most treasured jewelry. As always with Novica, it was very well packed and quickly shipped. I love my new treasure.

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01/07/2020

"Cherished"

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I bought this for a very close friend who is from India. She loved it thought it was beautiful

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Enhancement, Handcrafted Floral Wood Jewelry Box

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12/15/2019

"Wonderful gifts"

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Finest craftsmanship, I call them Wedding boxes, since I give them as wedding gifts.

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Ivy Cameo, Hand Carved Wood Jewelry Box

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Verified Reviewer

11/02/2019

"Beautiful"

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Just love this hand carved box. It is beautiful and just what I was looking for. I appreciate the talent it takes to make this. It is a treasure I will keep forever.

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Forever, Hand Carved Leaf Jewelry Box

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Carving walnut wood is a passion for M. Ayub. He loves every aspect of this traditional art that was taught to him as a boy. A single piece can take many years for him to create; the wood must be gathered and carefully preserved before the carving can even begin. Once carved, it must be hand-rubbed with an agate stone to produce a beautiful refined finish. M. Ayub finds that many younger people do not have the patience for this craft and he fears that it is a dying art. He is dedicated to encouraging and motivating others to continue this magnificent Indian traditional craft and he stands ready to teach those willing to learn.

M. Ayub proudly provides for the education of his son and daughter.

 
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