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02 | What's the Difference Between TEAG and a 'Re-seller'?

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TEAG works directly with the elephants on every single painting. We are asked about this many times by concerned customers who have seen elephant paintings sold on other websites whose owners are evidently not themselves involved in the production of the elephant paintings.

“Simply put, re-sellers are not directly involved in the painting process itself…this is hardly the reassurance that a buyer is looking for when seeking quality and authenticity.

Simply put, re-sellers are not directly involved in the painting process itself (so they have no input into mixing paints or selecting the materials used for example) and do not work directly with the elephant artists (so they do not see how the elephant is handled, whether or not they are manipulated) and do not have first hand knowledge of how each individual painting has been produced. Re-sellers buy finished paintings from a camp or middleman in Thailand and mark up that price to sell to the public. Some re-sellers may have spent a little time watching elephants paint at some time, but they have no intimate knowledge of the process or product and this is hardly the re-assurance that a buyer is looking for when seeking quality and authenticity.

"…we are certain that the elephants have not been manipulated and can guarantee that no fake elephant painting is ever produced by TEAG.”

Over the course of ten years we have developed an understanding of the elephants and know their style and what they like to paint. This enables us to carefully select materials and choose colours to suit their styles and temperaments. Most importantly it allows us to be right there to supervise every painting as it is being made, so that we are certain that the elephants have not been manipulated and can guarantee that no fake elephant painting is ever produced by TEAG.

“We are intent on providing genuine elephant art of the highest quality.

We are intent on providing genuine elephant art of the highest quality. As such we guarantee that every painting we sell is a genuine original that has been painted directly onto the paper by an elephant that has not been aided by a human during the creative process. This is something very important to us in retaining the full integrity of the finished artwork.

To read what our customers have to say about us, please take a look at the Testimonials.

You can learn more about how elephant art is made, how the elephants are trained, how to spot the difference between real and fake elephant art and how TEAG elephant paintings are soaring in value, as well as other interesting elephant painting subjects in the LEARN Section on our website.

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