“Elephant in the room”


4 in stock



“There is an elephant in the room” is an expression used in the Portuguese language to identify an obvious problem that no one wants to discuss.

This expression is originated in the English language, and there are several references to when it was used for the first time. However, it is believed that the expression comes from the fable “The Inquisite Man”, written in 1814 by Ivan Krylov, that portrays the visit of a man to a museum, where he notices all sorts of things, but fails to notice an elephant …

These nice elephants are not uncomfortable. They can be used as a decorative piece or as a book end, opening in half. They are carefully handmade, in solid pine, one by one, and they are numbered.

They come with an illustration 10 cm x 15 cm, which illustrates the Portuguese expression to which they refer and explains the meaning of it.


Portuguese pine.


Wax oil (plant based) with natural dyeing

Available in lighter tone (on request). If you wish, please send an email to


19 cm x 22 cm x 10 cm


All articles are handmade with natural materials. Therefore, may present slight variations when compared to the ones on the picture.

Additional information

Weight 1600 g
COR / colour

Claro / Light, Escuro / Dark

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