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Total loan: $2,000

Ashish

Jaipur, RJ, India / Arts

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A loan helped to invest in a bulk purchase of wool felt and felting needles, as well as bring on additional artisans to his workshop.


Ashish's story

Ashish is an artisan from India who specializes in wood carvings and brass sculptures. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of wool felt and felting needles, as well as bring on additional artisans to his workshop.

Ashish has been selling through NOVICA since 2016. This is his story:

"My name is Ashish and I was born in 1975 in the beautiful city of Jaipur, known as the Pink City of India. I became interested in carving when I was a child and wondered how a wooden elephant was made, and I trained with master woodcarvers. It is very challenging to carve fine details on wood, but I love being able to shape wood into different figures. The wood I use is usually recycled. Currently, I'm the only carver in my family but I would love to teach my children or anyone interested about the beauty of this craft. I want to spread the splendor of wood carving to the entire world and want people to appreciate the beauty of my work."

"Thank you for helping me. This time is so crucial for me to make a good number of new products, and this financial help will make it possible."

Use the link below to view Ashish's wood carvings and brass sculptures on the NOVICA site:

http://www.novica.com/kiva/10616/