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Carved and Painted Wooden Howdah

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Posted 6 months ago

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ho2cultcha
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I think that this is from India. the base is broken in two places and i think that whoever was riding in the howdah got off somewhere, but i still like this kind of thing!

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  1. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 6 months ago
    They are a colorful bunch cool item,
    Looks like it could be in a Sargent Pepper video ;p
  2. noob, 6 months ago
    I always thought that's called a 'howdah' on the elephant's back. Are there places in Asia where the term 'rickshaw' is used instead for this type of carrier on an elephant?
  3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 months ago
    you are right noob. i just couldn't think of the right word.
  4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 months ago
    thanks PoliticalPinbacks!
  5. Caperkid Caperkid, 6 months ago
    Beautiful piece.
  6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 months ago
    thanks Caper!

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