Handmade Wood Brass Accent Table Fair Trade, "Golden Lotus"
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Khalid Ali recreates images of Mughal splendor with this elegant accent table. Crafted of mango wood, it is covered with gleaming repoussé. Copper provides a contrast to golden brass in a very original decorator piece. Six graceful petals evoke a lotus blossom while brass bells emit a call to prayer.
Khalid learned repousse metal work, known as patra, or Indo Napoleon, from his father and uncle. It is one of the most popular Indian arts and Khalid has diligently worked at it for more than 20 years. He continues to grow artistically and has taught many of his family members and other artisans the vast array of skills needed to produce this distinctive form of Indian metalwork.
Khalid Ali has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1000 and the most recent for $1800.