India

Carved Walnut Wood Box

Regular price $ 105.00

Exquisitely hand-carved by artisan M. Ayub, this impressive wooden box is absolutely beautiful. Originally from Kashmir, M. Ayub grew up learning to carve wood from his family using local walnut wood. In recent years the militancy in the region has forced him to move his workshop to New Delhi, but he continues to carve his boxes by hand with superb craftsmanship.  After carving, the wooden boxes are rubbed with agate stone and polished with wax to bring out the natural color and grain of the walnut wood - no artificial color is ever applied. He cares very much about continuing to carve wood the way artisans of Kashmir have for generations: by hand, patiently. 

Cloth lined, with a removable tray, this wooden jewelry box also features a clever locking mechanism.  It's not quite a puzzle box, but the front panel must slide to the right in order to open it.  Just another detail that makes this box a very special gift.

Approximately 8" L x 5 1/2" W x 3 1/2" H   (Accessories pictured not included with box)

Handcrafted item, variations in color and style will occur


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