HAND CARVED ELEPHANT SOAPSTONE OIL BURNER
Hand carved soapstone oil burner with elephant design. Our soapstone is made in Agra, in a part of India famous for handcrafted stoneware as illustrated centuries ago by the intricate stonework on the Taj Mahal. The craft techniques for making this beautiful soapstone product has been passed down from generations.
Our UK Supplier is still a relatively small business with a strong ethical policy at its core. They aim to buy from small scale producers who use largely natural materials and traditional techniques to produce beautiful and interesting articles. All of their products are fairly traded. We believe that the best way to reduce poverty is through trade.
Our UK supplier seeks to support marginalised small producers and aim to help workers to move from income insecurity to economic self sufficiency. The manufacture of goods for us generates income for the local community and we hope that these benefits should enrich the quality of life of the local community.
Made in India.
Unusual Indian Furniture and Accessories
Take a look at our blog about this style of furniture here.
Due to the nature of these pieces each item will vary. With the colours, patterns and metal work on the wood differing from one to another. Please contact us prior to purchase if you would like let us know your preference. Also, we can send photos of the exact item we would send you.
The art of carving: Wood art in India
Wood carving in India has been around since ancient times, with ancient wood carved temples in Uttar Pradesh bearing witness to this. While Sheesham is the most widely used type of wood, mango,walnut, deodar, ebony and sandalwood – (click to continue reading).
19th October 2019
“I would just like to reflect and take the time to say thank you -myself and my husband recently travelled a long way top visit your shop and ordered several pieces of furniture as a result. The pieces arrived so well packaged to protect them, and we were blown away by them when we unpacked them – absolutely stunning. They will provide many, many years of enjoyment. I am sure we will visit again in the future as a result and will be sure to infirm others kind regards,”