Hand painted Elephant Parade replica Kiku 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: Chris Chun
Parade: UK National Tour 2013/13
Artists' Inspiration: Kiku is based off one of my paintings which was inspired by an antique kimono fabric I bought in Japan. One of the things I love about kimono fabrics are the rich colours, decorative embellishments and dramatic layout of patterns. I thought that my painting would look quite stunning on an elephant and in some ways, quite regal as there is a lot gold in it. After all, the elephants are majestic creatures. I also added butterflies as they symbolise hope and freedom. It's my way of wishing for elephants to be able to live in a safe and protected environment.
20% of Elephant Parade's net profits are donated to elephant welfare and conservation projects.