I think I set a personal tatting record yesterday. I tatted for 15 hours straight. Yes, I was that excited to see this project completed. It is way too big to fit on my scanner and I needed a dark back ground to set it off. This was the best I could find. I am afraid it detracts a little from all the colors.
Anyhow, this version isn't exactly to pattern specifications, of course I had to add my own little "tweaks" here and there. I opted to keep the elephant's head one color by personal choice, but I am pretty sure it is meant to be tatted in color for a "head dress".
This is a lovely pattern and I've wanted to tat it ever since I first saw it. Well done Pam!
Her book is entitled "Festival Elephant" and can be purchased through Handy Hands.