This exquisite Sheesham wood puzzle box is a beautiful accent piece. Carved into the shape of a turtle basking in the sun, this is a small work of art with each detail intricately etched by hand. The puzzle pieces must be removed precisely in order to find the hidden storage compartment, making for a fun challenge. The box is perfect for storing jewelry or other small keepsakes.
Story behind the Art:
The hand-carved games are crafted in Saharanpur in the region of Uttar Pradesh, India that is well-known for the ancient woodcarving techniques. Temples in this region bear witness to the early talent of artisans in that region. Today, the craft is still practiced using hand tools that are much the same.
Due to the handmade nature, slight variations in size, color, shape, pattern, or other characteristics may be evident. Each piece is truly a unique work of art, lovingly crafted by hand.
Meet the Maker : Asha HandicraftsIndia has always been renowned for its rich silk fabrics, woodcarvings and carpets. However, many of these products are produced in conditions of abject poverty... read more