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The Welcoming Orange Elephant


Eco Friendly Papier-Mâché Art

First, The Welcoming Orange Elephant is one of the most iconic papier-mâché artworks from the talented artists at Jayav Art. Secondly, it is an original lacquered artwork made entirely from recycled paper. As a result, The Welcoming Orange Elephant is an eco-friendly artwork that is as light as paper and as solid as wood!
Invite The Welcoming Orange Elephant into your home and with it, dynamism and transformative will!

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A beautiful eco friendly papier-mâché artwork, 100% sustainable and chic!

The Welcoming Orange Elephant is a beautiful, eco friendly papier-mâché artwork that is 100% sustainable and chic!

Elephants have a positive symbolic meaning all over the world. They are a symbol of good luck, power, success, wisdom and experience. Because elephants are highly social animals, they are also considered to be a symbol of loyalty, companionship and unity. An upward-pointed elephant trunk is said to bring energy, luck, prosperity and kindness. The elephant raises its trunk to greet friends and express happiness. Place an elephant with an upward trunk to be showered with good fortune and compassion.

Orange is a color of extremes. It’s a hue of polarizing opinions, you hate it, or you love it. Still, orange is a dynamic color. It evokes change, movement, and transformation, and this premise is confirmed by its presence in sunsets, vegetables, and fire. The color orange is strongly associated with tropical landscapes and summer, yet it is the color of harvest and fall.

Jayav’Art Difference

Creative Art Deco
The recycled materials and handmade process make each item one of a kind, with a story to tell.

Smart Sculptures
Papier mache is light, so suitable for masks and other sculpture intended to be carried, and can take very fine detail. It is also solid as wood!

Sustainable Art
At Jayav Art, we help people with disabilities to fully participate in work-based learning and we recycle old paper into beautiful works of art.









27 x 13 x 21 cm


570 g

Our Story

Jayav Art is a social enterprise which transforms recycled paper into environmentally friendly sculptures while creating decent jobs for vulnerable people. The adventure began in 2010 when Philippe Brousseau, a French artist of great renown was touched by a Cambodia ravaged by 30 years of war. Then, he met his Cambodian counterpart Tara, who was also passionate about papier-mâché art and who had the same desire to promote this local art that was still unknown internationally. Philippe and Tara wanted to create their eco-friendly artwork with conscience. It’s why they focus on an environmentally friendly approach, realizing that every step they take affects the planet and the people on it. Read more

How do we make sustainable art work from papier-mâché?

Firstly, all of our sculptures are entirely handmade with recycled paper and vegetable fibers. Then, they are decorated with natural pigments and acrylic colors. Finally, our environmentally friendly manufacturing process makes it possible to recycle old newspapers. As a result, our papier-mâché artworks are lightweight while appearing as heavy as any other sculpture. This means they are easy to ship. Read more

The Welcoming Orange Elephant


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