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Moustache Eyeglass Holder, Wood Handcrafted Eyewear Stand, Desk Organiser

Moustache Eyeglass Holder, Wood Handcrafted Eyewear Stand, Desk Organiser

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This stylish face eyeglasses holder features a moustache! It can readily hold a pair of sunnies or spectacles. A fine treasure that looks beautiful on the desk, bedside table or office space and is functional enough to hold the specs so that they are not lost.

This Eye Glasses Holder is a fabulous novelty gift idea for anyone at all that has glasses and is a desk organizer. Whether it is your sunglasses or prescription reading eyeglasses, you can trust this display stand to keep it safe and handy.

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Features

  • Hand-carved Mango wood
  • A perfect companion for keeping your glasses safe and within reach
  • Unique novelty eyeglass stand (eyeglasses not included) featuring Nose and Moustache design
  • Call it an overgrown caterpillar or any other funny name, but you can not ignore the moustache resting on this stand
  • Fair Trade Eyewear Stand 
  • Handcrafted in India

 

Dimensions

  • Base: 2.5W x 2.5L inches
  • Height: 6.75 inches


Note 

  • Due to the nature of hand-made products, kindly expect slight imperfections in this "Moustache Eyeglass Holder - Wood, Hand crafted Eyewear Stand". This is not a defect and items are non-refundable due to this reason.
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Why Aksa Eyeglass Holders are the best?

  • Fair Trade - Aksa is a fair trade shop. This means every eyeglass holder or stand has been lovingly crafted by an artisan in return for economical independence, welfare and community engagement. Read more about the 10 Fair Trade principles.
  • Hand Made: Our range of eyeglass holders is entirely handmade using hand tools and traditional craftsmanship passed down generations. This means each piece is unique in its own beautiful and warm way in terms of design and beauty.
  • Eco friendly, Sustainable Raw Materials: All of our eyewear stands have been handcrafted in India using the eco-friendly and sustainable raw materials like sustainable legally harvested wood. 

  • Our range of quality eyeglass stands can be used by anyone in the family - dad, mom, granddad, grandmom, and children. This makes these stands special for  occasions like Birthday or for everyday use. Definitely a practical present (or pressie as we Aussies like to call!)

    About Indian Woodcraft and Artisans

    History of Wood

    Since centuries, wood has provided fire, shelter, tools, and supported so many inventions e.g. the wheel. Woodcraft in India is dated back to the ancient times of Maharajas. Initially, the art was limited to carving sculptures and windows of temples and palaces. Over many generations and under the influence of its region's culture and locally available wood the art form has evolved and now extends to articles like furniture, decorative pieces, storage boxes, table lamps, toys and puppets.

    What is Softwood and Hardwood?

    Wood can belong to either of the two categories - softwood or hardwood. Technically, softwood comes from the botanical group Gymnospermae and hardwood comes from the botanical group Angiospermae.

    Most softwood are evergreen, have no flowers and develop their seeds in cones (coniferous). They are usually fast growing. This makes them the most widely used woods commercially. Indian Sandalwood is an excellent example of softwood. It has a fragrant resin, thus is highly sought after for making religious images.

    Hardwood are usually slower growing than softwoods. They have dense wood lending itself to greater structural integrity than softwood (durability), and is less prone to insect damage. A few examples are walnut, mahogany, balsa, oak, chestnut, elm, teak and sycamore.

    About Artisan's Craft

    India has an abundance of native wood that lends well to the carving and inlay work. Some examples are Ebony, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Sheesham, and Sal.

    The diversity of each region's style and carving technique reflects in the motifs, and patterns on each carved article. The geometrical and floral patterns are the most popular. When an object is carved from a single block, it is believed that the spiritual energy inherent in the tree remains more concentrated. 

    To produce a beautiful carving from a block of wood requires sharp tools, suitable timber, and planning. Once cut, the wood can not be reattached and thus the artisan has to be careful while shaping his pattern. Finest carding is possible on hardwood due to its ability to split less, and wide range of colours. 

    What are different wood carving techniques?

    There are quite a few carving techniques, some of which are mentioned below.

    • Sawn technique - marking of design on a flat piece of wood, and then cutting using a saw.
    • Incising and stamping - Scratching wood, making grooves, stamping
    • Chip carving - repetitive patterns cut on one chip at a time.
    • Flat-pattern carving - think of the carving required to make wooden stamps or printing blocks that are used for dyeing cloths.
    • Relief carving - technique to create a three-dimensional effect on a flat surface by cutting back the background and rounding the projecting objects.

    Pic: Relief carving used on an Architectural Ensemble from a Jain Meeting Hall

    • Intaglio carving - the opposite of relief carving; think of this as moulding.
    • Turning - Spinning wood against a tool. This technique has been used to make our nested dolls.

    Pic: Nested dolls in a park setting

    • Bending technique -  for forming curved surfaces
    • Joinery - Joints can either fit against each other, across each other or into each other. They can be used to connect lengthwise or at an angle.

    What are different wood decoration techniques?

    Once our artisan has craved the product, they can employ a range of decorating and finishing techniques to create the final product. Example of such decorations are paintwork, inlay (insetting shapes into cuts made in the wood), banding, and marquetry (pieces are glued to the surface of a piece of wood). 

    Pic: example of inlay set in Tic Tac Toe Game Set 

    Conclusion

    In many regions, woodcraft production is vital for community livelihoods. By participating with Fair Trade organisations, we contribute to alleviating poverty and promoting sustainability through ethical practices. These organisations aim to educate and empower disadvantaged sections of the Indian community by providing them with job opportunities, gender equality, fair wages, safe and healthy working environment while preserving the local culture & traditional skills.

     

    Book Reference:

    Wood - the world of woodwork and carving