Indian wallhanging with elephants in circular array forming an oriental mandala.
The elephant is considered sacred in india and symbolizes wisdom, long life and strength.
What is an elephant mandala?A tapestry with elephant mandala tells the story of Rajasthan and the nomads of the desert. Thus, in the elephant mandala you will find images of the drovers and their animals. Besides peacock birds and mules, elephants were the most important farm animals. Decorated with oriental ornaments, the Elephant Mandala is a beautiful decoration with history.
Elephants have been native to India for centuries. In the past, they were used by the nomads of Rajasthan as beasts of burden. The nomads lived closely with them and depended on their strength.
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The word mandala comes from Sanskrit and means circle. The circular shape is the basic form for any mandala. Concentrically arranged, the oriental pattern catches the eye and has a calming effect on the viewer.
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If you love elephants, but the one mandala may be too complex or restless, you can also find an tapestry with one big elephant. The oriental wall hanging shows the elephant in different designs and colors.