Good, distressed condition. Scratches and wear throughout.
78″L x 53″W x 19″H
Asian howdah is crafted from hardwood and heavy iron to create a platform to be carried on the back of an elephant. Strikingly exotic, it can be used as a table or display platform with undeniable character and worldly appeal.
“A howdah, derived from the Arabic (hawdaj), which means “bed carried by a camel”, is a carriage which is positioned on the back of an elephant, or occasionally some other animal such as a camel, used most often in the past to carry wealthy people during progresses or processions, hunting or in warfare. It was also a symbol of wealth for the owner and as a result might be elaborately decorated, even with expensive gemstones.”
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