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

You would love to know this piece of art is 

+ Authentic Indian tribal art, purely handcrafted.
+ Eco-friendly and made of 100% natural products. 
+ Made with lead-free and non-toxic materials.

Caring instructions: Wipe with a dry cloth. A soft-bristled brush can also be used to clean the fine crevices.

Roomantique guarantee: Our crafts last a lifetime. 
    
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The Legend 

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. 

Dhokra, or Dokra - is a special process being used from the time of the Bronze Age when man had just begun inventing tools. The famous sculpture of the “Dancing Girl” that we all read about was actually a Dhokra art form that came from Mohenjo-Daro - the ancient city from the Indus Valley Civilization. The technique used for making the Dhokra art is believed to have originated from there and preserved from generations for more than 4,000 years. Dhokra art eventually came to be recognized in the modern world for its primitive simplicity, enchanting folk motifs and artistic charm. Our search for such skilled craftsmanship ended in the Bastar region of the state of Chhattisgarh, India. The tribal folk here are famed for following the ancient process of creating Dhokra crafts using wax technique that involves 12 stages of forming, shaping and solidifying the handicrafts through the touch of human hands at every level. The artisans call this process “Gadhwa” comparing it with the time of nine months of an infant’s growth in the mother’s womb.