The elephant trunk pointed upward signifies luck, prosperity and kindness. This piece intertwines the Haitian tropics with the hibiscus beautifully woven into the majestic elephant.
• Size: 14"
• Material: Recycled Steel Metal Drum
• Care: Outdoors spray with a clear lacquer to protect color, or let it naturally patina with rust over time
• Origin: Haiti
• Packaging: Story Card, Not Gift Boxed Due to Size
Elephant Symbolism & Mythology
In many cultures elephants symbolize good luck, good fortune, wisdom, loyalty, strength, fidelity and longevity. As a symbol of wisdom, the elephant attains wisdom though the it’s long life span. The animal is highly revered for its strength, intelligence, power, and strong sense of loyalty to the family. It is a strong symbol of luck and some believe that keeping an elephant by the door of your home will bring good luck and protection from bad luck. It is the most positive animal symbol known with no negative consequence.
Haitian Oil Drum Art
Steel oil drum art from Haiti can be beautiful, whimsical, religious and highly decorative. It's made of recycled material. The Haitian artist begins with a 55 gallon steel oil barrel which they split open and flatten out as a large a sheet of canvas. The artist first sketches out the design with chalk then cuts the steel using only a hammer and a nail. The round sculptures are made from the lid or bottom of a 55 gallon barrel. Each sculpture is signed by the artist. These sculptures are great indoor or out. When used outdoors the finish will begin to rust slowly and naturally. If you want to maintain the original look spray the piece with clear varnish.