I want these jewelry boxes badly, I think now I can’t live without them!!!
Thank u again Mari Mansourian for introducing to me this amazing Armenian artist and master from Ca, Glendale!!! He is originally from Yerevan, Armenia
“Nairi” is the way ancient Assyrians called our Kingdom “Urartu”, we are also called “The land of Nairi”, Urartu, Armenia
Looking at a single block of pear wood, Nairi saw the unusual round box featuring once again the grape vines of his native Armenia.Grape canes support the body of this box carved with the stems, fruit and branches of the grapevine. Notice the delicate veins carved into each leaf. The vines are layered over the complete piece to form the unique shape of this box.
The only finish is a light beeswax leaving the piece unstained and open to the beautiful display of the natural wood. It measures 6 1/4″ in diameter and 4 1/2″ in height.
Can’t figure our which one I love more,the first or the second one! ))
As you view this exquisite piece, it is hard to imagine that it sprang from one piece of pear wood. But using the influence of the grape vines so prevalent in Armenia, Nairi crafts the block into a near perfect representation of grape vines.
The block of wood is first sliced into two pieces to allow for the inset lid and the hollow interior. Then he lovingly begins carving the details of the vine and leaves. Large grape canes form the feet of the box, while the grape stems encompass the sides, sprouting tendrils of the vine, the fruit and the branches. Curving, realistically formed leaves grace the top of the box.
This piece is finished with beeswax and left unstained.