RUSTIC Old Karen Hill Tribe Teak Wood Elephant Ankus

RUSTIC Old Karen Hill Tribe Teak Wood Elephant Ankus

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RUSTIC Old Karen Hill Tribe Teak Wood Elephant Ankus

VINTAGE! Karen Hill Tribe Teak Elephant Ankus

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Dimensions:  (20.5 in x 6 in)  or  (52.07 cm x 15 cm)

Weight : 422 gram

Materials: Teak & Iron

Authentic vintage Karen Hill Tribe of Northern Thailand teak elephant ankus. Used by Karen Hill Tribe mahouts to drive elephants. The mahout (elephant driver) gently taps the elephant behind the ears to tell the elephant which direction to walk or issue other commands. Elephant ankuses are becoming more and rare as almost all the elephants in Northern Thailand have been moved to elephant conservation centers or tourist entertainment centers. Formerly they had been used by Karen and other hill tribes for tasks such as clearing land, etc. This is not a reproduction, it is an authentic Karen elephant ankus that was used by a real elephant mahout. To the Karen people, elephants are revered creatures. According to Karen folk lure, keeping such a ankus that was used by an elephant in one's home will ensure good luck and prosperity for the family living in that dwelling. Please take a look at photos of a elephant mahout driving an elephant that I took in Northern Thailand.

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