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Mam­moth cause

Mira Gu­lati is the first jew­ellery de­signer to lend her artis­tic tal­ent to the an­nual ele­phant pa­rade, an ef­fort aimed at pre­serv­ing the Asian ele­phant. Be­ing held in Dana Point, Cal­i­for­nia be­tween Septem­ber and Novem­ber, her de­sign of the ‘ Black Taj', a life- sized fi­bre­glass baby ele­phant model, uses sym­bol­ism to liken the threat faced by ele­phants to the death of one of In­dia's great­est ar­chi­tec­tural visionaries, Shah Ja­han. This grass­roots move­ment- turned- global cru­sade dis­plays the mod­els in high­traf­fic, high- pedes­trian- lo­ca­tions and auc­tions them to­wards the end of the event, the pro­ceeds of which are then do­nated to the Asian Ele­phant Foun­da­tion.

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