Fair Trade Wood Jewelry Box from India, "Brave Dragon"
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Superbly carved in high relief, a dragon stands guard on a jewelry box. More brave guardians parade around the sides. M. Ayub selects Kashmiri walnut wood for its beautiful grain and extreme hardness to demonstrate his skill. Lined in velvet, a lift-out tray has a special place for rings and the box itself is fully lined. The box features a magic lock and can be opened by sliding the lower front panel of the box to the right side.
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.