Pregnant Elephant

People in Janakpur used to decorate walls of their mud houses with elephants, which in Maithil culture are believed to be auspicious. The pregnant elephant is a symbol of fertility. Rajkumari Mandal, an artist crippled by polio, often makes paintings of pregnant elephants. The JWDC sewing artisans adapted the elephant paintings into a stuffed toy and decorated them with embroidery and appliqué.
  • Materials: Felt, Cotton, and Thread
  • Measurement: L28 x W19.5 cm
  • Color:
  • Designed by: Rajkumari Mandal
  • Produced by: JWDC artisans
* Due to the nature of this Elephant is made by hand there might be slight variations in the size and the embroidery. Each product is uniquely beautiful.

$15.00

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People in Janakpur used to decorate walls of their mud houses with elephants, which in Maithil culture are believed to be auspicious. The pregnant elephant is a symbol of fertility. Rajkumari Mandal, an artist crippled by polio, often makes paintings of pregnant elephants. The JWDC sewing artisans adapted the elephant paintings into a stuffed toy and decorated them with embroidery and appliqué.

  • Materials: Felt, Cotton, and Thread
  • Measurement: L28 x W19.5 cm
  • Color:
  • Designed by: Rajkumari Mandal
  • Produced by: JWDC artisans

* Due to the nature of this Elephant is made by hand there might be slight variations in the size and the embroidery. Each product is uniquely beautiful.

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