The inspiration for Ruby came from the unique beauty of the
pomegranate fruit, whose seeds are similar to rubies in their
deep red colour and round shape. Pomegranates are extremely
nutritious and believed to be an auspicious fruit in the Thai
culture. I also see some of the same qualities in elephants,
Thailand’s national animal. Elephants have been around for
centuries and are highly revered as sacred animals. Therefore,
I think using pomegranates as an element in the statue is fitting - Artist: Natchai Posila
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. Life-size statues are exhibited in cities around the world and raise awareness and funds for elephant conservation. Experts say the Asian Elephant could become extinct in 30 years!
Numbered limited edition, hand-painted replicas are created from the exhibition elephants and 20% of Elephant Parade net profits are donated to elephant welfare and conservation projects.
Each elephant is gift boxed and has a hologram of authenticity and a certificate listing the artist, series, production number, year, and parade city. They are hand-painted at the Elephant Parade studio in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Rigorous quality control procedures maintain high standards of quality, but please bear in mind that due to their hand-painted nature, there will always be minor variances and imperfections.