Based on the foldable wooden religious shrines used by Indian travellers, ours have been adapted to show various different hand painted scenes from nature.
The structure of these shrines are complex and extremely clever, and they have immense charm.
This shrine has two small outer doors painted with trees which open to reveal four of elephants. Then two larger inner doors open to reveal yet more elephants. These two inner doors then open up again to show rabbits, elephants and trees by a river with some of the elephants swimming and then finally two small inner doors at the back of the shrine open up to show a family of rabbits.
Height 19.5cm (7.75in)
Width: 9cm (3.5in)
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