"I'm Mohammad, but friends call me as Mohd. I was born and brought up in the beautiful city of Delhi, and my father is my inspiration. He started his own workshop as an artisan in the early '80s specializing in fashion jewelry. Eventually he offered work to other artisans and I loved spending time with him there.
"Out of the four siblings, I am the only son and I knew it would be my responsibility to carry forward this family tradition, and yet I really don't know if I wanted to do anything else. So, in 1996, I joined my father after graduation.
"We worked together as a great team. He had more experience in the craft while I had more knowledge in new design development and the latest trends. It was fun working together as at times, we would discuss a lot of what would work and what won't. However, it's been 5-6 years since he retired and entrusted it all on me. I do miss him but he is always there to guide me and give me valuable advises.
"We craft fashion jewelries from alternative materials like wood, bone, glass, plastic etc., and fortunately for us, we have received good reviews from our customers. We also make beautiful boxes that are an important part of our collections.
"We started participating in exhibitions in India and recently in international exhibitions too. I am so happy to be associated with Novica. It will surely help me reach globally and give a good platform."
Thank you Mohdi for this frame. I love the title, ""Nature's Song"". I bought this to give to the son of friends of mine as a graduation gift. They are from India. I wanted to buy a Fair Trade frame - and knew as soon as I saw this frame that it was the right one to buy. I designed an image to put in the frame for now -- but hopefully, he will replace my work with a family photo when he goes to college in the fall.
I purchased two frames by Mohd Tanveer: a cubist inlay and another made from recycled pencils. Both are beautiful, well made and delightful to look at. Unlike the ""handmade"" frames we find at chain import stores, these pieces are classy and elegant. Yet they still present a modern flair. Great designs!