Order of the Million Elephants and the White Parasol
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|Order of the Million Elephants and the White Parasol
Itsariyaphon Lan Sang Hom Khao
|Awarded by the King of Laos|
|Status||Extinct as the Kingdom|
|Grades (w/ post-nominals)||Collar
|Established||1 May 1909|
|Next (higher)||None; highest.|
|Next (lower)||Order of the Crown|
|Ribbon of the Order|
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.
The name of the order reflected an old name of Laos, Lan Sang, the first words of a longer term which is translated as "the realm of a million elephants and the white umbrella".
No awards were made after the Kingdom of Laos came to an end.
The Order consisted of the following classes, in ascending order :
- Grand Cross
- Grand Officer
The ribbon on which the Order was worn is red, ornamented with a yellow geometrical design.
- Crown of Nepal
- Crown of Thailand
- Crown of Cambodia
- Crown of Vietnam
- French Republic
- The Illustrated London News, vol. 138 (1911), part 1, p. 138
- Bijan Raj Chatterjee, Southeast Asia in Transition (1965), p. 18