Elephants represent abundance, strength and wisdom. This beautiful hand crafted elephant showpiece is colorful and vibrant. It will inject life, happiness, and joy in your surroundings. The elephant has a cloth on its back with a two-passenger cabin seat on it. On top of the seat is an umbrella to protect the passengers from heat and rain. The colorful palate with which the meenakari art is done on the elephant showpiece enhances the beauty of the craft product. Elephants are embedded in Indian mythology and are often associated with different gods such as Lakshmi, Ganesha, Brihaspati, Shachi and Indra. Therefore, it is believed that elephants radiate positive and peaceful energy in the environment.
Elephants have a great significance in the Indian Culture. As per the Hindu mythology the head of the elephant signifies wisdom. Lord Ganesha- the most worshipped diety of Hindu mythology has the head of elephant. Vinayaki, Airavata and Malini are other mythology related elephant like figurines.
Every Indian has a childhood memory of a ride on the Elephant. These rides are very famous in Rajasthan especially amongst the foreigners.
Taj Mahal- the epitome of love was built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife- Mumtaz Mahal. Standing across the bank of river Yamuna in Agra, Taj Mahal speaks out a thousand stories in itself- the beautiful architecture, the lush green gardens, the intricate jail work, inlay work, calligraphy on the walls, carving, paintings on the walls etc etc.
Regarded as one of the ‘world heritage site’, this ‘wonder of the world’ attracts millions of tourist every year.
Agra is the city of Marble since the time it got its wonder- Taj Mahal. The city is full of artisans carving out Taj Mahal miniatures, trying to replicate to the nearest detail. They get marble from the quarries of Rajasthan. Apart from Taj Mahal miniatures they carve out idols, animal figurines, tables etc. Jaali work with dense floral design, as seen in the monument is the real skill of the craftsmen.
Stone inlay work is an art wherein, semi precious stones are cut into fine slivers and inlaid into marble. Mostly the inlay work is done in flora shape. The slivers of the semi precious stones are finely cut into the shape of petals, leaves and stem, and inlaid with such intricacy that no gap is seen.
This art is known as Pacchikari. It came to Agra from the Persian Gulf when Shah Jahan chose to build the Taj Mahal. A lot of this art can be found on the walls of Taj Mahal. Thus the market in Agra is flooded with products with this kind of art.
Kolambas launches its new wooden products. These new products include set of peacocks,set of elephants, vase, set of Ganesh & Lakshmi. The peculiarity of the Peacock and Elephant set is that, the set contains figurines of different size, which give a spectacular site when kept in ascending order. Artisans of Jaipur have played with their tools and done tremendous jail work and intricate carving with slight inlay work on the figurines.
Whenever we are traveling, we always have a wish to buy souvenirs that will always remind us of the place. But finding such a thing, of your choice, in a new city is very difficult. Hence we have explored the world for you and got some souvenirs from U.S.A, England, Australia, France, Egypt, Dubai, Mecca, Malaysia and of course India.
These souvenirs are made of crystal and have been plated with 24k Gold. These masterpieces are a must have, and will be loved by everyone you gift.