Daddy bought this Howdah on EBay its 100 years or more old. we think that’s pretty old, almost as old as daddy. A how dah was used in India or the middle east, to carry a bride or bride and groom on a camel or elephant. They were childhood brides, so they were young, and given to marriage. we don’t know much about that, but know that Willie thinks it’s the best bed ever. Oh, and Cosmo the cat likes it to.