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Vintage Wooden Elephant :: Bendable Trunk :: Hand Carved Wood :: Safari Decor :: Black Elephant Statue :: Jungle Collectible :: Vintage Elephant with Movable Parts

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This hand carved wooden elephant has a very unique (and I suspect quite rare) feature: the trunk is bendable! It can be moved up, down, sideways - any direction really.

My grandmother began collecting elephants long before I was born. As a child I remember I could "look but not touch" her vast collection. This particular one was her prized elephant because of the bendable trunk. The entire piece is wood, including the two tusks made of a lighter wood, the sectioned trunk and the little "nose" at the end of the trunk. It's all obviously hand carved.

I believe this is from the 1950's although it may be from even earlier. It's still in magnificent condition (remember, the kids weren't allowed to touch!), with no broken parts. I can't quite figure out the engineering that allows the trunk to move, other than it's similar to those wooden snakes that are bendable.

The main body of the elephant is a little over 5" tall. With the trunk stretched straight out as far as it will go, the entire piece is about 10" long. The body is about 2½" wide.

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Karen Gardiner

Vintage Wooden Elephant, Bendable Trunk, Hand Carved Wood, Safari Decor, Black Elephant Statue, Jungle


  • Vintage item
  • Material: wood
  • Only ships to United States from New Mexico, United States.
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