Elephant parade Ms Songkran 30 cm
Elephant name: Ms Songkran 30 cm
Artist: Diana Francis
Parade: Traveling Herd Asia
Inspiration: “The name of my elephant is “Ms. Songkran”, and the inspiration draws upon the Thai New Year celebration, which is the Songkran festival. During Songkran, locals use water to wash away the bad energy that’s accumulated over the previous year, giving the chance of a fresh start for the coming year. So it’s a fun festival, with lots of water, and people have a lot of fun.”
All Elephant Parade replicas are carefully handcrafted in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Due to its handcrafted nature each piece is unique and might vary slightly in design.
Elephant parade events
Elephant Parade is a social enterprise and runs the world’s largest art exhibition of decorated elephant statues. Created by artists and celebrities,
each Elephant Parade statue is a unique art piece. The life-size, baby elephant statues are exhibited in international cities and raise awareness for
the need of elephant conservation. Limited edition, handcrafted replicas and a select range of products are created from the exhibition elephants.
20% of Elephant Parade net profits are donated to elephant welfare and conservation projects.
The event was created in 2006 by Marc Spits and his son Mike. It was inspired by Marc Spits’ visit (while logging in Myanmar) to the elephant hospital in Thailand, which constructs prosthetic legs for elephants that encounter landmines. There he saw Mosha, a baby elephant who lost her foot when only seven months old.