Tribal Elephant | Dhokra
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Elephas maximus indicus !
This is the scientific name of the Indian Elephant, one of the three recognized species of elephants alive today. It is believed that Indian elephants are incredibly intelligent and expressive. Do you know the entire trunk of an elephant is made up of 40,000 muscles, which is about 62 times the number of muscles in the entire human body? This Dhokra art of a tribal Indian elephant depicts the most fascinating future - A trunk.
Invite positive energy into your home or any personal space with this intricately crafted brass elephant statue. The elephant figurines are kept inside Indian homes for positive vibes as a symbol of divinity and strength. This particular Dhokra elephant has been adorned in precious ornaments in South Indian fashion, with minute detailing on its trunk, the back, and ancient tribal figurine on its feet. It will look stunning on top of a wooden bookshelf or on a tiny opening near your entrance.
Do you know Elephant are strict vegetarians, live green - goes green!
Material: Dhokra 'Bell Metal' & wood
Dimension: 9 x 4 x 8.5 inch
Weight: 2140 gms
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A majestic beast brings peace
Elephants in India are revered and are regarded as a cultural symbol. The tribal folk worship this majestic beast for its strength and ferocity. The tribal communities of the state of Kerala (Korubas) revere the elephant as a God, while Hindu mythology treats the elephant as the incarnation of Lord Ganesha. The legend goes that Lord Indra, the God of Rain and Thunder, possesses a divine elephant as a mount. This is why the elephant, called Gajaraaj (Elephant King), in India is regarded as a symbol of divinity and royalty. Both urban settlers and the tribals use elephants in religious ceremonies or as chariots, to adorn and worship them.