In the African culture, elephants are known to be a symbol of power, strength and nobility. In fact, over the centuries elephants have grown to be popular worldwide and the belief that they bring good luck is a notion that has been passed down from generation to generation.
There are many different opinions in relation to good luck and elephant's trunk. The most popular belief is that an elephant is only considered good luck when the trunk is up; that if the trunk is up the elephant will shower good fortune on all who wear it or walk by it. For this reason, these days raised-trunk elephant clothing, jewelry and accessories are worn as a general symbol of good luck.
Elephant statues and carvings are also known to be set in entrance ways to ensure that only good fortune is able to pass through the doorway. It is believed that this will bring knowledge, longevity and success to the home. What do YOU think? Whatever you believe, (or don't believe), one thing everyone seems to be able to agree on is that these magnificent creatures are a fabulous way to share the beauty of the African culture!