20 Dec 2003 Partialy complete Howdahs

metal and leather trimmings still to be added along with colour and gold leaf work

Each end pannel is a hinged acess door

All of the howdahs are now in this state of completion

Access hatches in the floor to alow fixing and subsiquent adjustment of girth straps during the workig day

The curved sections above are taylored to fit each Elephant

First fitting of howdah to Elephant

It seems to work OK with three men in the howdah and a mahout on the neck


Tempory straps and fittings and padding

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