We deal directly with the craftsmen and women to bring you these lovely carved elephant bookends. Beautiful as well as useful they are suitable for all age groups. They are handcarved from acacia wood also known as monkey pod or rain tree. This tree is prolific and is managed on plantations to sustain supply. As each item is individually carved there will be minor variations. Suitable for indoor use only. Please note these are not toys. NATURAL FINISH INFORMATION - please note that Acacia wood has natural variations in wood grain and colour, going from almost white to a dark honey brown. As such the placement of such colouring will vary item to item and your purchase is likely to vary slightly from the pair in the photograph. Part of the appeal of this item is its hand-made nature. It is crafted in a natural product with hand tools in the traditional way. As such, please allow for minor imperfections in the wood. This adds to it’s authenticity, ensuring you have a genuine hand crafted item and NOT a generic, factory-manufactured product. Customer Notice. Please note we take all pictures close up to fill the frame and thereby show as much detail as possible This is not indicative of size. We give the dimensions of the item within the description of the listing and it is the customers responsibility to check this before purchasing.