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Indian furniture, Dining Table, Nest of Tables, Cushions and Accessories

Elephants Galore!

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

We first introduced our Hathi Cupboard back in 2006 (then named the Elephant Cupboard) and since then the Hathi range has been going from strength to strength, becoming increasingly popular. The elephant family now includes over 12 different furniture designs.

The name Hathi came from the Hindi word for elephant which perfectly combined the elephant carvings and the range being made in northern Rajasthan, India. After the Hathi Cupboard came the Hathi Blanket Box that was introduced in Spring 2010 and is now one of our best sellers.

Every Hathi piece of furniture has hand carved elephant panels that are added to a frame to create a door or drawer front. Each panel has an elephant carving which has been hand carved by skilled artisans in India. This means every piece of Hathi furniture is unique which each carving being slightly different.  There can be anything from two to 16 elephant carvings in a piece of Hathi furniture with the Hathi Linen Press and the Hathi Large Sideboard having 16 elephants each.

The Hathi collection has a traditional Indian style similar to our Thakat collection. With turned legs and bevelled detail, the Hathi collection has been styled based on the original Elephant Cupboard featuring into our Thakat range. Carved and made from solid sheesham wood, the Hathi collection has the same finish as both the Mallani and Thakat collection meaning that the collections can be easily coordinated and look great together.

Keep an eye out this Autumn for a new addition to the Hathi collection…

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