Fair Trade Jewelry Wood Necklace from India, 'Elephant Realm'
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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
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