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No, janissaries and elephants don't really go together. But they should, right?

The elephant is constructed almost exclusively out of found parts: ice crusher, two silver spoons and a fork, cuckoo clock innards with key, a copper pot, a bit of jewelry and a bathroom caddy, held together with copper-fill wire and a smidgen of glue. His palanquin is a brass candle holder, and the blanket is an old belt.

The janissary is made from an old pocket watch and some jewelry, with a glass eye and metal scimitar and shield. He is removable (as is the blanket) and can sit on the elephant's trunk. His arms and legs are bent wire and are slightly bendable, though too much rearranging will break him, so take care!

The elephant measures 19" nose-to-tail, 14" tall, and 13" wide. Initialed and dated on bottom.

Every piece I make is original and one-of-a-kind. Repetition is boring.
Whitney Dirks-Schuster

The Janissary's Elephant 211


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: ice crusher, spoons, fork, cuckoo clock, clock key, copper pot, jewelry, bathroom caddy, wire, brass candle holder, belt, pocket watch, glass eye
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 62 reviews
  • Favorited by: 8 people