These elephants are truly a work of art. Glossy onyx elephant is carved with minimal detail and hand polished to a silky smooth finish. Sold individually; purchase in multiples to form your own family. Natural bands and tones will vary, no two are exactly alike, colors in the stones may include green, brown, orange and more. Large (parent) elephant sold separately. 3 1/4"h x 4"w x 1 1/2"d. Hand Made and Fair Trade.
Fair Trade Artisans: Pakistan: Dominion Traders. Onyx carving and other small crafts workshops provide many jobs in Pakistan, where work opportunities are scarce. Dominion Traders is an export company based in Karachi that assists skilled stone and shesham wood artisans in finding markets for their products. Dominion Traders operates its own workshop, employing more than 55 artisans and they also work with as many as 20 other independently owned workshops. Dominion searches out the highest quality onyx, going to the onyx mines in areas near Peshawar and Quetta to mark the stone themselves, selecting stone with beautiful colors and grains. When the onyx boulders arrive in Karachi from the mines, the huge blocks are cut into smaller chunks using a lathe-like machine with a circular blade. The artisans carve the onyx into bowls, animals, candlesticks, bookends, lamps, and boxes taking advantage of the natural colors and grains.