Hand painted Elephant Parade replica Satao elephant. Limited Edition Collectible item.
The elephants from Elephant Parade are produced and hand-painted in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Quality control has a very high priority, but due to the different sizes, shapes, decorations and designs of the elephants, there might be some deviation between two identical elephants. Each replica is part of an exclusive limited edition and is unique and available for a limited period of time. All purchased elephants will be delivered with a certificate listing name, artist, year, parade, production and serial number.
Artist: Sir Richard Branson
Parade: Hong Kong 2014
Artists' Inspiration: The elephant is covered in shapes that at first glance appear random and unrelated. Prior to the introduction of plastics, ivory was used for a wide range of ornamental items. These included pool balls, piano keys, dominoes, Scottish bagpipes, cutlery handles, chopsticks, buttons and even guitar bridges. Synthetic substitutes for ivory have long been developed and using ivory is completely unnecessary. Despite this, the illegal ivory trade and elephant poaching continues to this day. The design highlights this, with pool balls for the elephantï¿½s eyes represent number 88, which in Chinese culture stands for good fortune. The elephant design is partially inspired by Elephant Festival, which is celebrated in Jaipur city in Rajasthan state in India. It is held on the day of Holi festival.
20% of Elephant Parade's net profits are donated to elephant welfare and conservation projects.