When I was younger, my mother had a little elephant figurine. She had it on her shelf, facing the door. When I was a little older, I asked her about her elephant figurine and she told me that elephants bring good luck, and facing it towards the door brings good fortune. I’m not sure where she heard that herself, or what culture it’s from, but I always thought it was fun. Elephants are such amazing animals. So beautiful and smart.
When I’m searching for new decor accessories for my home, I love a mix of things. I also love finding things that bring back memories. When I came across Novica artist Duangkamol, I instantly fell in love with her artwork pieces. She specializes in both Thai and Chinese reproductions like vases, ginger jars, and figurines.
“Baby elephants learn their first lessons in life: see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Duangkamol crafts the charming figurines with traditional celadon ceramic techniques featuring a unique glazed, crackled texture. The elephant calves sit on a tray.”
According to wikipedia, in the Western world both the proverb and the image (originally 3 monkeys) are often used to refer to a lack of moral responsibility on the part of people who refuse to acknowledge impropriety, looking the other way or feigning ignorance.
For me, seeing these is a daily reminder to speak up for others.
I love how beautiful these elephant figurines look upon our mantel, and can’t wait to share their meaning with my children as they grow older.