A ceramic table, symbol of the proudest and most capable Italian ceramic handcraft.
Among the most important elements that emerge in a domestic context the table is that has a significant importance. In many cases the table is often placed at the center of the most important social contexts whether it is in the kitchen, a living room or dining room. The table brings people together giving people a chance to exchange words and ideas.
Over time there has been a clear evolution of materials for the production of these artistic products, from wood to marble, ceramic, iron and steel. A further evolution of tables includes the shape of the table and how it related to social rules or standing. For example, the traditional rectangular shape highlights the importance of the table head, the one who takes the decisions. There is also the legendary round table where King Arthur and his knights would sit to discuss important decisions that had to be made. The purpose of the round table was to avoid relevant internal conflicts since there was no head. In fact, each member of the round table was equal to everyone else including the King. Each member’s opinion was duly noted and discussed and all decisions were made in a democratic manner.
Ahura therefore proposes a ceramic artwork of a great prestige, relying on the strength and the vigor of one of the greatest animals from the Asian and the African continent able to hold the weight of the world on its shoulders. Widespread in Africa and Asia, the elephant has a great symbolic meaning in these areas of the world. In these regions, the elephant embodies many qualities including: strength, royal power, dignity, patience, wisdom and happiness. Because the elephant lives for so long it also symbolizes longevity and memory. The elephant is also bearer of good luck. In some cultures the elephant is depicted in a cosmic way, holding the world on its shoulders. This can be noted in the chess game, where initially the tower was placed on the shoulders of an elephant.The eternal battle between good and evil, white and black, is represented in the 64 boxes as one of the fiercest war dances, waiting for the checkmate’s verdict which marks the end of the game.
The elephant expresses important and highly significant values in many cultures.
In Buddhism, the elephant is considered a sacred animal, because of its bonds with the prophet Buddha.The elephant symbolizes dignity, patience, wisdom and longevity and has an important role in various cultures, most specifically in Jataka tales and the Panchatantra. The animal has a primary significance in Hinduism: the god Ganesha’s head is elephant-shaped and the “elephant’s blessings” in a sacred temple are highly valued. Elephants have been used for processions in Kerala, where animals are adorned with festive outfits. In Buddhism, the elephant is considered a sacred animal, because of its bonds with the prophet Buddha. In the Christian tradition, however, the elephant symbolizes the virtue and the purity of the soul.
This ceramic piece of art is entirely handmade by expert craftsmen. The craft table Elephant gives the greatest importance to the best environments and adapts to the styles most suited to our needs. It is a ceramic porcelain furnishing accessory that becomes the perfect choice for a proper interior design.