12" Suar Wood Hand Carved Elephant with White Tusks
Size: 12" x 8" x 6"
This is one of the most exquisitely hand-carved elephant wooden statue. Adorned with an intricately carved decorative blanket across its back, standing proudly with a raised trunk as if to making its presence known. Yet if you observed closely, you will see a sense of pride and a gentle smile. The tusks are finally carved and polished to a bright white appearance to look just like real ivory.
In addition, elephants are considered as sacred animals in many countries including Myanmar, Thailand, India, etc. A symbol of strength, patience, unity and family, they are the largest living land mammals. In Thailand, white elephants are sacred and a symbol of royal power; all those discovered are presented to the king and the more white elephants the king has, the greater his standing. The current king Bhumibol Adulyadej owns ten, a feat that is considered a great achievement.
This graceful and gentle animal is celebrated and presented in the form of this spectacular wood sculpture. This sculpture looks great on a shelf, desk, dresser, or coffee table. You will love the quality of the carvings as well as the remarkably shiny smooth polished stains to reduce chances of cracking.