Elephant parade Tara Astamangala 75 cm
Elephant name: Tara Astamangala 75 cm
Artist: Good Earth
Parade: India 2018
Inspiration: “Heroine of the epic tale ‘Travels on my Elephant’, Tara is one of the most famous Asian elephants in the world. She was a particularly docile creature who stood out among the many difficult elephants around her. Tara began her life as a mendicant, begging for a living. As a spontaneous act of Mark’s love, she became a gift to the Wright family, and today Tara is the queen of Kipling Camp in Kanha. TARA ASTAMANGALA is our Buddhist ode to the gentle giant who enchanted Mark and his readers around the world.”
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.
Did you know?
Elephant Parade is the second largest public art event in the world. Since 2007 there have been events worldwide in 30 cities. More than 3,000 artists have produced more than 2000 unique works of art.