AR. ASHIESH SHAH FOR ELEPHANT FAMILY
Tapping into India’s rich artisanal heritage and indigenous crafts the ‘untitled’ elephant is characterized by an aesthetic that incorporates natural materials and traditional handmade processes. Stripped down and subtle, primary emphasis is given to material and form. The elephants body is covered in cane, a material recurrent in rural India but also important in Modern Indian design. Brass anklets on the elephant’s legs allude to India’s long standing tradition of decorating the veneered animals, believed to be symbols of strength and wealth.