This wooden glasses holder is handcrafted with sheesham, ethically sourced Indian rosewood featuring a trunk up elephant. This wood eyeglass holder is handcrafted by artisans in north central India. The process begins with solid blocks of wood. Artisans use traditional wood craft techniques and hand tools to skillfully carve the blocks into functional works of art. Many of the patterns are deeply influenced by age old cultural motifs. The pieces are finished with natural wax for a smooth, polished result. The artisan's precision and mastery of this craft, which has been passed down for generations, is demonstrated in this piece. As far as elephant symbolism goes, if the trunk is up, it is good luck! An upward pointed elephant trunk is believed to bring energy, luck, prosperity, and kindness. Eyeglasses holder stands are one of our top selling gift items. They make a quirky, fun yet versatile, and functional gender neutral gift for people of various ages. To secure a pair of glasses on the holder, rest the bridge of the eyeglasses on the elephant's nose, and the legs of the eyeglasses behind its head. This piece doubles as a wooden sunglass holder. When not in use, the eyeglass holder is an attractive hand carved elephant from India displayed on a bookshelf, desk, coffee table, countertop, or nightstand. Our trunk up elephant could be a great good luck gift for students, good luck gift for a new home, gift for good luck for a new job, or a gift for prosperity.