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Appu - Soapstone Elephant

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The mother elephant is so intricately hand-carved and has a form of baby elephant in solid stone, carved inside. This work of art with beautiful...
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The mother elephant is so intricately hand-carved and has a form of baby elephant in solid stone, carved inside. This work of art with beautiful decoration adorning it all over is delicately carved in traditional Jali work from a single block of soapstone. Each figurine is unique owing to the artisan's skill and color of the stone. It makes for a very special piece on a table/shelf in your eclectic style home or as a luxurious and a unique gift.

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Size: 10.5cm X 8cm X 6cm

Material: Soapstone (There may be slight variations in colour and pattern of the natural stone)

Shipping: Ready to ship within 2 working days. A flat shipping rate of AUD10 applies within Australia. Please contact us for information on other regions.

Care: Wipe clean with dry cloth.

WHAT IS JALI?

The word ‘jali' means net or mesh. Prevalent in northern parts of India, the ancient Jali work or lattice work is a craft of hand-carving in wood or stone. Beautiful and elaborate geometric or nature inspired designs were created with patterns of open spaces in-between to facilitate ventilation through screens/panels. Originally employed for architectural purposes, this ornamental craft made its way very well into creation of rich, decorative and utility items and transcends the test of times.