Mango Wood Elephant Box
Hand made mango wood baby elephant box.
Mango farming is big business in India. Mango trees grow quickly but stop producing quality fruit after 8-10 years, when they must be cut and replanted. Rather than discarding the wood and letting it rot, farmers sell the wood to local carvers to make these beautiful boxes and incense burners. This gives the local community extra revenue and reduces harvesting of other wild woods.