Elephant parade Patternista 75 cm
Elephant Name :Patternista 75 cm
Artist : Narin Khantawong
Parade: Chaing Mai 2016
Inspiration : “This design embodies all the styling elements that have come to characterize Thai art. The combination of these particular lined patterns, color scheme, and style find their origins in Thai folklore stories that are engraved within various temples throughout the Kingdom. The elephant has been the kingdom’s trusted companion for centuries, and combining the Thai signature art form with its’ national animal is quite a spectacular idea, leaving us with a beautiful expression of Thai beauty.”
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.