About "Alexandrite The Rhino™"
Wildlife Jewels® "Alexandrite The Rhino" Painting by Azi; Original Acrylic Painting on Tissue Paper
A striking collection including couture gowns, dresses, scarves, and luxurious sportswear taking inspiration from one of the most beautiful yet endangered animals, the Rhino.
About This Painting
The majestic “Alexandrite” painting was inspired by a photo of a beautiful Rhino in South Africa captured with a camera trap. Sadly we don't know whether this Rhino has been a victim of poaching since the photo was taken. Intricate details of this painting are inspired by patterns of tropical fish, wild cats, and the classic beauty of Indo-European designs. The stunning Rhino is painted over a very thin layer of tissue paper resembling the fragile state of the Rhino due to poaching and decorated with tiny golden dots resembling gold and gemstones.
Passionate about saving wildlife, Azi decided to transform this beautiful painting into fashion. A portion of proceeds are donated to selected wildlife conservation foundations dedicated to saving the Rhino.
About The Rhino
The Rhinoceros, native to Africa and Southern Asia are some of the largest remaining animals. Rhinoceros are brutally killed by humans for their horns, which are used by some cultures in East Asia, specifically in Vietnam for ornamental or traditional medicinal purposes. Rhinoceros are being murdered to extinction simply for a horn that is nothing more than a keratin compound that has no medical value with most recent use for preventing hangovers from drinking alcohol. At the turn of the 19th century there were an estimated one million Rhinos in Africa; today there are less than 30,000. Over 1,000 Rhino's are being slaughtered per year.