Handpainted Elephant Stand
A traditional Rajasthani handpainted elephant stand – and not only handpainted but hand-carved too!
Each elephant stand is lovingly created in wood by local artisans and then beaufifully decorated by hand to a traditional design. They are a good size (with a nearly 8″ / 20cm platter) to show off all sorts of 'things' from plants and lamps to deities.
Nest of 3 Glittery Boxes
You can never have too many little glittery boxes to keep those little bits and bobs in!
Small, fully lined in black velvet, metal pots with glitter and mirror detailing, in nested sets of three.
These come in random shapes and colours so if you want particular designs, then please let us know and we'll do our best
String of Elephants
This 3 foot (94cm) long string of five brightly coloured elephants with a single small bell hanging from the bottom looks great in so many places, especially hung from doorways or against windows.
Cotton covered, these are traditional Indian crafts and are all hand made.Each elephant is about 2 inches (5cm) in size.
Three Wise Monkeys
See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil!
These three wise monkeys are Mizaru, covering his eyes, who sees no evil; Kikazaru, covering his ears, who hears no evil; and Iwazaru, covering his mouth, who speaks no evil. And they come from the Japanese Shinto religion, and probably from ancient China before that.
Our set of three is cast in black resin, so it weighs and feels like soapstone, and is hand finished.
Zardozi is an ancient Persian embroidery form (Zar in Persian means gold and Dozi is embroidery) that has been passed down for generations. It reached its peak under the patronage of Mughal Emperor Akbar in India. Despite falling out of royal favour, as it was deemed just too expensive, the art itself survived in Northern India in decorated clothing.
Now these old throw-outs are being re-purposed into these gorgeous individual hangings – so rich in art that it can turn any normal setting into a very special one. And at around 4″ x 4″ (10cm x 10cm) they are large enough to really make an impact!
Colour is very variable and unpredictable, so please add a message if you would like particular colourways, but we cannot guarantee we can help! Please check with us before ordering if the lack of a particular colour is a deal-breaker for you.
We stock three distinct designs to choose from – hearts, butterflies and stars.