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The King's Elephants Soapstone Elephant Incense Holder Box

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 box by hand in the shape of three elephants, painting more pachyderms on the sides. Silken caps and blankets identify them as the king's own animals. The elongated box is designed to hold incense sticks, with perforations to let the fragrance perfume the room. Three holes at one end are designed to hold the sticks when burning.

  • 0.86 kgs
  • 1.9 lbs
  • 5.5 cm H x 27 cm W x 5 cm D
  • 2.2" H x 10.75" W x 2" D

  • Soapstone
  • Incense not included
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in India.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in India
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 art and treasures the role he plays in continuing this important Indian artistic tradition.

Nearing his eighth decade, Gulam 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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04/20/2017

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"Perfect Present"

I bought this for my wife and we were both delighted. Delivery was very quick and communication was reassuring throughout the ordering process. When the package arrived the gift wrapping exceeded my expectations and my wife was very impressed. The product itself is well-made and beautiful.

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07/01/2017

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"Better than I expected!"

Purchsed this soap stone incense box for my daughter's bday ( she loves elephant motif) and the package came wrapped in this heavy, flecked, cream colored paper with a tapestry cloth ribbon! So beautiful! But even better is the incense box - the soap stone is thick and weighty, wonderfully carved and the painting is so delicate! OUTSTANDING quality! Thank you!

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Incense holder/burner yet could be a trinket box!

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  • This was a gift for: Daughter
  • Occasion: birthday

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11/13/2017

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"King's Elephant Soapstone Incent box"

This is a fun and special. Great for a home with children - show them the wonder of India! The color and action of the 2 levels of elephants really stand out. The box is very long, so any and all incense can be stored - plus the scent waft through the slits. Well made and highly recommended.

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12/12/2017

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"Absolutely Beautiful!"

I LOVE THIS beautiful incense holder. The craftmanship is amazing. I recently returned from a year in India and this stunning box has already become a special keepsake that I'll treasure for many years to come. I've already purchased more items from this artist! Thank you...A+++

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Burn incense but also hold potpourri jewelry coin change or any small items...

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12/27/2017

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"Desktop Elephants"

I absolutely love these little guys and have it on my desk and use it for pens and pencils. The smaller ones can be used for paper clips, rubber bands, etc. Keeps things neat and orderly with a touch of style. Have had mine a good while now and it looks like the day I got it.

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Desktop organization Done with a touch of class

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07/10/2018

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"Just beautiful!"

I am ecstatic over how beautiful piece is. A work of art!

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08/17/2018

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"soapstone incense holder"

Such a beautiful work of art . packed really well . Love the elephants it's amazingly hand carved and painted just what I need for my incense.

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12/05/2018

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"Absolutely Beautiful!!!!!"

I bought this incense box for my brother. He absolutely loved it and couldn?t believe how beautiful it is. Thank you so much National Geographic for helping these people display their beautiful work worldwide. It means so much to me that we are able to help these craftsman believe in their selves. I continue to purchase many items through this website.

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