A riding seat for elephants or camels, typically, but not always  with a canopy. At tourist level, the mix and match of textiles in the blankets, covers and cushions is a lesson in design serendipity and casual, comfortable creativity. At royal level, the upholstery, canopy and decoration provide an additional realm of inspiration.

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IMG 0738 inspiration for a colour scheme on its own–textiles in earth colours and mixed textures close to the elephant skin and sun-washed pink, plus a touch of brightness from the ear decorations

 

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