Wood sculpture, "Blossoming Elephant"
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Wearing a cloak of pretty flowers, this elephant stands as a proud symbol of Thailand's cultural legacy. Jaifah Aksornsri carves the sculpture by hand from rain tree wood with sublime detail. The admirable sculpture includes an iron and wood stand.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Growing up, Jaifah was surrounded with Thai antiques and artisan designs that her parents collected and made. From her mother and other artisans, she learned the traditional techniques that she uses to produce the high-quality wood and metal designs her workshop is known for. She has taught these techniques to many of the artisans that work with her. She hopes that someday her children will want to continue this work but, so far, they have shown little interest in pursuing it.
Jaifah and her husband are actively involved in their children's education. They encourage not only their studies but all of the extracurricular activities that interest them.
Jaifah provides for her children the same sort of loving family environment that she grew up in.
Jaifah is able to provide jobs for other artisans in her workshop.