These stunning elephant bookends are carved from Gorara Soapstone in the Uttar Pradesh region of India. The stone is stained a beautiful, rich teal with a smooth and shiny finish. The bookends are a substantial, heavy stonework, each a piece of art.
These make the perfect gift for any book worm and all the more if they also are Elephant lovers!
- Type: Home Decor.
- Colors: Teal.
- Non-toxic Dye.
- Materials: Gorara Soapstone.
- Dimensions: 5.5 inches tall by 4 inches wide.
Story behind the Art:
The region of Uttar Pradesh, India is known for it hand-carved stone crafts that have been passed down for generations. Artisans use hand tools to carve and smooth out the stone work
Due to the handmade nature, slight variations in size, color, shape, pattern, or other characteristics may be evident. Each piece is truly a unique work of art, lovingly crafted by hand.
About The Artisan:
India has always been renowned for its rich silk fabrics, woodcarvings and carpets. However, many of these products are produced in conditions of abject poverty for the craftsmen, exploited by large producers and moneylenders.
Asha Handicrafts is a not-for-profit making body, based in Mumbai, India, working to promote Fair Trade and Fair Trade practices. As a member organization of The World Fair Trade Organization, Asha Handicrafts ensures that the benefits of handicraft production reach the craftspeople themselves.