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The Happy Grey Elephant


Sustainable Modern Home Décor

Exclusive and sustainable papier-mâché artwork! First, this Green Signature Home décor is a selection of artistic excellence from the talented artist community of Jayav Art. Secondly, The Happy Grey Elephant is an original lacquered artwork made from recycled paper. As a result, The Happy Grey Elephant is an eco-friendly piece that is as light as paper and as solid as wood! Say hello to the Happy Grey Elephant and brighten your home with strength and passion!

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Sustainable Modern Home Décor – The Happy Grey Elephant!

Elephants have a positive symbolic meaning all over the world. They are 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.

You can Help the Rescued Elephants at the Cambodia Elephant Sanctuary

Jayav Art, through the Green Signature Home Décor collection, support the Cambodian Elephant Sanctuary. You too want to help and contribute directly? The Elephant Sanctuary is dedicated to helping rescued domestic elephants and conservation work protecting Cambodia’s wild elephants. Read more

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.









33 x 12 x 32 cm


325 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 Happy Grey Elephant


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