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Soapstone Elephant Incense Holder Box, "The King's Elephants"

byGulam Rasool: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (181)
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
  • Made in India.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Indiaicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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181

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07/01/2017

"Better than I expected!"

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Purchsed this soap stone incense box for my daughters 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!

Tags By Paula

Incense holder/burner yet could be a trinket box!

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  • This was a gift for: Daughter
  • Occasion: birthday
From Everett wa

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12/05/2019

"Great addition"

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Nice quality , fits well with elephant collection

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Ian

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04/20/2017

"Perfect Present"

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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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12/27/2017

"Desktop Elephants"

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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.

Tags By Kathleen

Desktop organization Done with a touch of class

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12/12/2017

"Absolutely Beautiful!"

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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+++

Tags By John

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

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02/09/2021

"Exactly as advertised"

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What a beautiful, functional incense burner! Im a great fan of aromatics, and have owned a number of incense burners throughout the years. Without fail, these previous models fell short in one or several aspects (stick was held lopsided, catch basin failed to collect all of the ash, etc.). This incense burner does the job perfectly. Theres an ingenious soapstone ledge contained within, which holds the incense stick at just the right angle to catch all of the ash in the bottom of the box as the stick burns. No mess! I love watching the smoke from my sticks waft through the elephants limbs on the carved lid. 5 stars- would absolutely purchase again and recommend to friends. Best stick incense burner Ive owned- and beautiful to boot!

Best Uses

  • Burning incense!! In truth
  • Burning stick incense!!

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From Ballston Spa, NY USA

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02/23/2021

"Wonderful craftsmanship!"

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This is an amazing piece with a tiny owl, inside another owl and that owl is inside yet another, and you can see all three. I cherish mine.

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statue stone carving fragile beautiful

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02/22/2021

"A wonderful Soft light"

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I now have about 10 pieces made by this artisan and this might be my favorite! I love lighting them and the glow they leave is just magic!

Best Uses

  • A soft glow in the evening, centerpiece for dining

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02/13/2021

"Very very pretty"

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This is even more gorgeous in person. The work is so detailed and well made.

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02/09/2021

"Sopstone owl pair a wise purchase choice :)"

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I love this pair of Sopstone oil burners! Packaging from India was amazing- no way that these little guys were going to break in transit. Natural color variation in each of the owls is awesome (beautiful patterns), and the Jali carving is top-notch. The base of each owl glows with candlelight- just as shown in the photo. Oil basins work perfectly for heating aromatics. The soapstone gets quite hot, so be careful while the owls are in use (be sure to position them on a heat-safe surface while burning). Also, be sure to keep an eye on the volume of fluid remaining in the oil basins if you burn over an extended period of time (if burning essential oils in water, the water can evaporate quickly). Awesome. I love everything about them. Would absolutely purchase a second time and recommend to friends. I own several items by this same artist, and plan on purchasing future works from him as well.

Best Uses

  • Burning essential oils with charm and style

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01/21/2021

"superb carving skill!"

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This sculpture was exactly as depicted in your catalog. Flawless craftsmanship!! This item is fragile, but the packaging used for the international shipment was carefully designed and the piece arrived in perfect condition.

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01/16/2021

"Excellent Craftmanship! Unique!"

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Beautiful craftsmanship and always gets a ton of complaints! Great purchase!

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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 craft, and treasures the role he plays in continuing this important Indian artistic tradition.

Gulam Rasool has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $400 and the most recent for $1800.

Nearing his eighth decade, master stone sculptor Gulam Rasool 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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