Six lotus medallions are transformed into fascinating coasters by India's Gulam Rasool. The coasters are guarded by mighty elephants that raise their trunks in sign of greeting. Rasool carves each piece by hand from natural marble, preserving a millenary Indian tradition born in Agra.
About the Artist: Gulam Rasool comes from a family with a long relationship with the art of sculpting marble. 'I became interested in this rich work and started helping my father in his work. He was honored with the State Award for Excellence in marble sculpting in 1979. After working with my father for a long time, I ventured out on my own. I experimented with different designs and gave a new dimension to the traditional styles. I have been honored with a State Award for Excellence in marble handicrafts.'
The Gulam Rasool Artisan Collection is brought to you by Novica in Association with National Geographic. This beautiful piece was handcrafted by Gulam Rasool in India. An artisan story card will be included with your purchase.
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