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Most of us would think alike if we heard of an elephant painting. We would relate this to a beautiful painting done by a human artist. Elephants are deeply routed in the history and culture of Thailand. Elephant scarves, elephant shirts, elephant statues, elephant wood carvings etc are quite common. The above picture shows something quite extradordinary, an elephant actually painting a picture. Seen at one of the elephant shows outside Bangkok, this elephant actually did a painting of itself! It painted an elephant in black on a white paper. If you thought that the artistic skills of Thai elephants could only go as far as painting dabs and blotches, you are mistaken. Elephant shows throughout the country display some stunning paintings done by elephants. Flowers, elephants, and trees are some of the paintings done by these elephants.
Most elephant shows do a spot auction of the paintings done by elephants. The paintings auctioned at the elephant show visited by a Kaisilver team fetched around 60 U.S$ t0 70 U.S$ per painting. Many of the buyers probably hoped to sell the painting for a hefty profit. A great idea but, how many of us would believe that these gorgeous paintings were actually made by elephants. Seeing is believing so, make sure that you visit one of these terrific elephant shows on your next trip to Thailand. See more elephant paintings here http://www.leisure.food-recipe-cooking.com/elephant-painting-sightseeing-in-thailand-01.htm and if you need to get some useful and interesting information on Thailand, see some interesting travel related articles here http://www.leisure.food-recipe-cooking.com/