Large Elephant and Tree of Life Wall Hanging
Dimensions: 2.40m * 2.20m
Textile Material: Cotton
This large black and blue Indian wall hanging on a white background depicts an elephant under a tree, in a circle surrounded by geometric motifs.
Elephants are often associated with trees in Asian culture and imagination, where they hold particularly deep meaning.
There are legends and stories that have elephants and sacred trees. For example, Buddha's mother is said to have dreamed of a white elephant descending from heaven and touching her right side, symbolizing purity and blessing. Some stories also feature elephants taking shelter under sacred trees for rest or protection.
In Asian art, depictions of elephants can often be seen near trees or using trees for shelter or a food source. These images usually symbolize the harmonious coexistence between animals and nature.
In the natural habitats of elephants in Asia, trees are of crucial importance. Elephants depend on forests for food, rest and protection. Trees also provide shade and vital resources for their survival.
But they are, in turn, of great importance for the trees. In fact, the elephants, while moving through the forest, eat fruits and seeds that are later dispersed in their droppings, thus contributing to the regeneration and survival of the vegetation.
Elephants are considered symbols of strength, intelligence, and wisdom. In some cultures, they are also associated with protection, loyalty, and longevity.
Due to habitat loss and other threats, the preservation of elephants and their habitats, including trees, has become a major concern. Conservation efforts aim to protect these iconic species and the ecosystems they depend on.
In short, the association between elephants and trees runs deep, representing a harmonious connection between animal and plant life, as well as values such as nature conservation and peaceful coexistence.