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VIETNAM ERA JUNGLE FATIGUE JACKETS WITH VINTAGE HMONG FABRIC

Nov 18, 2014 | 0 comments


From 1961 until April 1975, 125,000 Hmong Hill tribe people served in the CIA's secret war in Laos. Approximately 39,000 of them were killed in action. Following the end of the war, the Pathet Lao and Vietnamese advisors killed another 230,000 Hmong people. The Elephant Story purchases vintage Hmong fabric in The Golden Triangle where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar join and applies the vintage Hmong fabric to Vietnam era fatigue jackets in memory of these courageous fighters. See the Collection

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The Adventures of Ed & Joey - October Golden Triangle Visit

Nov 17, 2014 | 0 comments


        October Golden Triangle Visit Written by: Ed Story   Joey and I were recently up at the Golden Triangle for a stay at our home there, The Four Seasons Tented Camp.  Apart from being our physical home in The Golden Triangle all of our friends there ensure that we feel at home there.  We had the opportunity to play some elephant polo but before we come to that I wanted to touch on a couple of wonderful things going on in that part of the world.  I had the opportunity to have breakfast with Joshua Plotnik,...

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A RETROSPECTIVE OF THE 2014 KING'S CUP ELEPHANT POLO TOURNAMENT - PART IV

Nov 14, 2014 | 0 comments

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   THE ELEPHANT STORY FINAL MATCH AGAINST SARA STORY DESIGN IN THE KING'S CUP 2014 ELEPHANT POLO TOURNAMENT, BANGKOK, THAILAND    Written by: Ed Story   Our final match, or penalty shootout, was against a team that is very near and dear to me, that of my daughter Sara Story.  Although each team had only lost one match by one point against the top two teams in the tournament while disregarding handicaps favoring each of us, we faced off for fifth and sixth place.   Had we played our respective matches against the finalists, either one of us could have been...

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A RETROSPECTIVE OF THE 2014 KING'S CUP ELEPHANT POLO TOURNAMENT - PART III

Nov 13, 2014 | 0 comments


  THIRD DAY OF PLAY AT THE KING'S CUP 2014  ELEPHANT POLO TOURNAMENT BANGKOK THAILAND   Written by: Ed Story   The third day of play opened to sunny skies that followed a torrential downpour the night before.  As everyone wanted to play an actual match, the only solution seemed to be the sand pit covered polo practice area used by horse polo players.  All the various equipment in storage was moved outside of the arena and crude goals and markers were installed.  Unfortunately, the elephants could not overcome their childhood days of playing soccer and chose every opportunity to kick...

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A RETROSPECTIVE OF THE 2014 KING'S CUP ELEPHANT POLO TOURNAMENT - PART II

Nov 12, 2014 | 0 comments


  SECOND DAY OF PLAY AT THE KING'S CUP 2014  ELEPHANT POLO TOURNAMENT BANGKOK THAILAND   Written by: Ed Story   The foremost objective of the King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament is to ensure the safety of the elephants during the course of the tournament.  Moreover, a qualified veterinarian is on duty at all times.  Of secondary importance is raising funds for elephant conservation.  The individual with ultimate responsibility for this task is John Roberts, Director of the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation, whose watchful eye is constantly on the polo pitch.  John concluded that the   field was not stable...

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