Elephants are symbolic of strength and power and are highly regarded in Thailand. These intelligent creatures have played a huge role in the history of that country. This epic hand carved coaster set pays homage to the mighty elephant. Thai artisan Aree uses her amazing woodworking skill to transform Rain Tree wood into this beautiful and functional work of art. The design features a pair of powerful elephants supporting an intricate heart shaped carriage, which holds 6 round wooden coasters. Hand woven rattan accents add a natural quality to the piece. This unique coaster set is the perfect way to add an authentic piece of Thailand to your home decor.
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PLEASE NOTE: Due to the handcrafted nature of this product, minor differences in design, sizing and weight will occur from piece to piece. The exact measurements may vary slightly. Pictures may not be true to scale, please check the dimensions for the actual size.
The city of Lampang, in Northern Thailand, is known for its lush jungles filled with trees. Once a hub for the logging industry, a large number of elephants once lived and worked in the city. The Thai Elephant Conservation Center, whose goal is protecting these amazing pachyderms, is also located in Lampang. This tropical paradise is where artisan Aree calls home. She first learned the art off wood carving from her father when she was just 8 years old. Now Aree is a well renowned master wood carver in Lampang, and with her skill with a hammer and chisel, she creates truly unique pieces of home décor. Elegant and beautiful, her one-of-a-kind pieces will add a beautiful touch of Thailand to any room in your home.
“I love the feeling that wood has, the grain and the color is beautiful to me. That I feel joy when the wood is transformed into something beautiful. I have been making wood carvings for many years and it is much harder now to make a living. There are many competitors, making it difficult to get a good price. Some designs take days or even weeks to complete and the cost of materials is also increasing. That is why I am very grateful for my partnership with AeraVida, because with their help I can reach new customers. Because of our partnership, I am able to employ my relatives and neighbors so that I may help my community to earn income. This allows me to keep the old traditions alive and that is what motivates my work.” -Aree
|Material:||Rain tree wood|
|Style:||Coaster Set, coaster Holder, home decor, home accessory|
|Width:||7.5 inches wide|
|Length:||5.5 inches long|
|Height:||10.3 inches tall|
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