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!
Some companies have fantastic photographers that make a product look better than it actually is but this is one of those surprises where the product is better than the picture. I'm *very* happy with it and my nieces were overjoyed with theirs.
The beautiful jewelry box was received with raves on its beauty and usefulness. Lovely to look at and will hold many pieces of jewelry.
"No artificial color is ever used on my walnut products. They are rubbed with agate stone before a wax polish is applied. It is a colossal investment in terms of time and dedication...."
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