Howdah for Elephant (Britains Zoo 938)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
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Howdah for Elephant (Britains Zoo 938)

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location:

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. "

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