Howdah for Elephant (Britains Zoo 938)
From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Howdah for Elephant (Britains Zoo 938)(i)
|Arch Three , Area 44 |
The Zoo (display)
A model Howdah (or "houda"h) for an Elephant, designed to fit the back of a painted lead elephant from the Britains Zoo range, catalogue number 938.
1940 catalogue description
- " The howdah we have chosen is the one commonly seen at the Zoological Gardens, where the novelty of riding on the back of a mammoth is greatly enjoyed, but the howdahs used by some Indian Potentates are gorgeous structures with silken handings richly decorated. "