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Order of the Million Elephants and the White Parasol

The Order of the Million Elephants and the White Parasol, also called the Order of the Million Elephants and the White Umbrella, was the highest knighthood order of the Kingdom of Laos.

Order of the Million Elephants and the White Parasol
Itsariyaphon Lan Sang Hom Khao
Orde van de Miljoen Olifanten en de Witte Parasol van Laos.jpg
Awarded by the King of Laos
StatusExtinct as the Kingdom
SovereignSisavang Vong
Savang Vatthana
GradesCollar
Grand Cordon
Grand Officer
Commander
Officer
Knight
Statistics
Last induction1975
Precedence
Next (higher)None; highest.
Next (lower)Order of the Crown
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Ribbon of the Order

HistoryEdit

The Order was founded on 1 May 1909 by King Sisavang Vong.[1]

The name of the order reflected an old name of Laos, Lan Xang Hom Khao which means "million elephants and white umbrella".[2]

No awards were made after the Kingdom of Laos came to an end.

ClassesEdit

The Order consisted of the following classes, in ascending order :

  • Collar
  • Grand Cordon
  • Grand Cross
  • Grand Officer
  • Commander
  • Officer
  • Knight
Ribbon bars
Collar Grand Cross Grand Officer
Commander Officer Knight

InsigniaEdit

The ribbon on which the Order was worn is red, ornamented with a yellow geometrical design.

Notable recipientsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The Illustrated London News, vol. 138 (1911), part 1, p. 138
  2. ^ Bijan Raj Chatterjee, Southeast Asia in Transition (1965), p. 18