14 December 2014

Howdahs


The museum has some very impressive items.



Elephant howdahs were wooden seats with two compartments (mostly covered with gold and 
silver embossed sheets), which were fastened on to the elephant’s back. The front compartment, 
with more leg space and a raised protective metal sheet, was meant for kings or royalty, 
and the rear smaller one for a reliable bodyguard disguised as an attendant.




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