this is our Howdah. Houdah. there are different ways to spell it, depending on what language you talk in. Willie says he can speak in over 10 languages, but he is so full of crap. Anyway, daddy bought it on eBay. Its over 100 years old, and has some big long handles that come off. Its in our living room, and its very pretty. When it was new, it would have been used in India to carry young children that were getting married, and carried on the back of an elephant for the ceremony. Daddy put a little mattress in it for us, and we love just sitting in it.