This exquisite hand carved malachite elephant is a unique and elegant piece of art that will enhance any space. The elephant symbolizes wisdom, strength and loyalty, while the malachite stone brings harmony, balance and protection. The rich green color and intricate patterns of the malachite are a result of its formation in copper-rich areas over millions of years. The malachite is sourced from the Congo, where it is also carved by skilled artisans who use traditional techniques and tools. This malachite elephant measures 11 inches long, 6 inches wide and 7 inches high, and weighs about 15 pounds. It is a one-of-a-kind treasure that will add beauty and charm to your home or office.