Tipology:Flora & Fauna
Elephant Art
Retreat: Amanjiwo
Indonesia > Java


It all started in Thailand, when two Russian painters, Komar and Melamid, began teaching elephants to paint in order to raise funds for elephant conservation. Asian elephant number were, and is still, dwindling at an alarming rate due to the quick destruction of their natural habitat. Paradoxically, the elephants themselves often play a part: they have been domesticated and employed for nearly 4,000 years in Southeast Asia, amongst other things, to assist in the transportation of felled trees and logs. That’s why Elephant Art can rescue elephants by promoting and distributing the works of elephant artists to raise funds.