Elephant RealmFair Trade Jewelry Wood Necklace from India
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Necklace: 64 cm L
Necklace: 25" L
Necklace width: 3 mm
Necklace width: 3 mm
Pendant: 5.2 cm L x 4.2 cm W x 0.7 cm D
Pendant: 2" L x 1.7" W x 0.3" D
- Kadam wood
- Wood grain and color can vary slightly
- Eco-Friendly: carved from natural and sustainable wood
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"Carving has been a family tradition passed on from one generation to another. Dad taught me at the family workshop, but formally speaking, my grandfather was my teacher."
"I learned my craft from my father. As a child I used to watch my dad and uncle craft beautiful sculptures. Everyone used to work at home together, and it was fun to see! Ours is a joined family and we grew up with a strong bond. All my relatives are involved in carving, and I joined them after finishing 10th standard grade at school. My father, grandfather, and my uncle are recipients of the National Award for Excellence in handcrafted products.
"My father's Award was actually for his ivory carvings – what exquisite pieces of art he used to make! However when the government banned the trade of ivory in 1991, my father had to hand over all the work he made to the government. Being the skilled master carver that he was, he easily transitioned to wood. He used to tell me that carving ivory was more tedious than wood carving.
"Carving has been a family tradition passed on from one generation to another. Dad taught me at the family workshop, but formally speaking, my grandfather was my teacher. That is because in 1990 the Indian government started a year-long training skill program for young artisans, and my grandfather was the trainer there. It was great learning experience! Although, I already had the know-how of crafting, it was only during this training that I actually got interested and decided to join my family.
"We specialize in all kinds of sculptures as well as in wood jewelries. Although jewelry is really more popular at the moment, my personal interest still lies in carving intricate sculptures. All of my family, including my four brothers, is involved in this craft and we love doing this art work.
"In 2009, I was selected by the Oman government to be a part of their training program. I went there as a trainer for one year and it was a great experience. I also got the opportunity to participate in government sponsored exhibitions in Austria and Iran, and I have traveled all over India to participate in many government sponsored exhibitions."
Dear Novica friends, I received my wood necklace, 'Elephant Realm' (Passport Sale: Incredible India - Jolly Jali Jewelry) by Chander. WOW! What a beauty! I received so many compliments on the necklace. My mother in Romania actually wants one. I love it so much! Thank you so much Chander for such a beautiful work of art. Keep up the great work!
To. Whom. It. May. Concern. At. Novia. Mr. Chander. Do. Great. Work. &. What. He. Do .every . great. Work. &. India. ....................
Chander, Thank you for my beautiful ""Peaceful Buddha"" necklace. It's amazing to see the amount of detail etched into his face. Your work is wonderful; thank you! - Melanie
Thank you Chander, I love my Ebony fish pendant necklace! The details on the fish are amazing. I had a hard time picking which one to buy (Matsya I - or Matsya II). I decided to buy Matsya I first. What I really like is the story that goes with my necklace (being quite fond of the Noah's Ark story, too). I still have Matsya II in my Wish List. Reading about you also reminded me of my father. My father taught me how to use his power tools when I was about 12 years old (always with his supervision, of course). I studied sculpture in college and became an art teacher. Now I make my own jewelry - purchasing Fair Trade beads. I have many fish pendant necklaces (fish pendants from Tibet and Africa) and am thrilled to add a fish pendant from Chander. I have a special treasure box for my Novica jewelry purchases - a box that came with one of my purchases from Novica. Everything comes so beautifully wrapped - ready for gift giving (but I always open them right away.... I can't wait to see them! and carefully re-wrap the items that are gifts). Everyone should get on Novica's email list so they know when there are special sales. Talented artisans - great values - and low shipping. Judy D.
Hell'o Mr. Kant, My name is Jody Brady and I live in Texas, USA. I recently purchased Elephant Shadow necklace for my Daughter. I was so impressed with your beautiful work. I am spreading the word here in the USA to all my friends and family. I am so excited to look for other lovely pieces of your work. You are so very talented. The piece was beautifully done and I just had to tell you how pleased I am. Thank you so much for sharing your talent. Jody Brady
Dear Novica friends, I received my Mughal Mystique Ebony wood necklace a few weeks ago. Apologies for not submitting my testimonial earlier but I had some issues logging in. I love the necklace so much! Apologies to Chander as well because I ""modified"" it a little bit. I thought it would look great with some larimar beads; therefore, I made myself an even more prettier pendant. LOL Thank you so much for creating such beautiful work or art!
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