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Mini Papier Mache Elephant from India

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Add a tiny bit of exotic to your decor with this beautifully hand painted elephant! Made from paper mache, the color and detailwork will make a delightful addition to any elephant lover's collection. 

Paper mache is an artform that's been passed down through the generations in India. Literally. Introduced in the 14th century, the artisans have had centuries to perfect the craft, and perfect it they have. It starts with simple paper pulp, which is soaked for 3 to 4 days. This sludge is then ground in a mortar and pestle until it reaches a smooth consistency. The pulp is then dried in the sun. Once the proper dryness, it's mixed with a rice glue and formed using a wood or clay mold. The item is removed from the mold before it's dry, reshaped, and lacquered to ensure a smooth outside. The piece is wrapped in butter paper and forwarded to the painting stage. It's here that their creativity truly soars. A base coat is painted onto the shape, and then detailwork is added, one careful brush stroke at a time. This hand painted process ensures that every piece is a unique masterpiece.

  • Made in India
  • Hand painted paper mache
  • One elephant
  • Measures approximately 1-1/4" tall
  • Colors and designs are random and assorted

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