What Is the Meaning of an Elephant Charm?

What Is the Meaning of an Elephant Charm?

In Chinese culture, the meaning of the elephant symbolizes good luck. Often, an elephant figure on a charm will be holding a vase, in this instance wishing a person good luck and peace.

Elephant charms are also said to promote respect and love within a family, especially in elderly and infant care. In Chinese culture, an elephant charm should have the trunk facing downward. In Western culture, however, a downward trunk signifies mourning, and only an upward trunk has a meaning of good luck. The symbol of the white elephant is considered the most sacred, and has ties to Buddhist beliefs.