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How to Care for Your Antique Ivory

An organic material with a high moisture absorption rate and high sensitivity to temperature changes, ivory naturally undergoes changes in its appearance over time. Ivory may get either bigger or smaller as it ages. Also, the surface of ivory eventually turns into yellow or a darker color, which is a sign of the material’s aging. [...]

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Vegetable Ivory: An Eco-Friendly Alternative to Elephant Ivory

Vegetable Ivory: An Eco-Friendly Alternative to Elephant Ivory

The most common source of ivory in the world for many years is elephant ivory. Nowadays, the decreasing number of elephants (due to widespread slaughter for tusks), the growing concern for depleting elephant population, the ban on ivory trade, and the rising cost of ivory have led to the use of natural alternatives to and [...]

The Rich Tradition of Thailand’s Ivory Carving

The Rich Tradition of Thailand’s Ivory Carving

The “white elephant” (white only in some areas of the body) is sacred in Thailand. To classify it as sacred, an elephant should also be genteel in demeanor. If an elephant meets these criteria, it will belong by law to the King of Thailand.
Other elephants were very important in Thai life. They were used in [...]

History of Thailand’s Ivory Carving

Thailand is one of the Asian countries with endangered elephants after the severe over hunting as a result of illegal ivory trade.
Anthropological studies say that elephants have been living in Thailand for at least 15 million year through carbon dating of the ancient elephant fossils found in Nakhan Sawan Province. However, the only available artifact [...]

Great Ideas for Handmade Ivory Products

Products that are handcrafted from ivory are sought-after these days because of their material’s innate beauty and charm. Lightweight yet durable, ivory comes from the tusk of animals such as elephants, mastodons, and mammoths. This is called a true ivory, and it is used as a material for some handcrafted products. Other products are made [...]

Easy Steps to Make Imitation Ivory

Easy Steps to Make Imitation Ivory

Did you know that you can easily make ivory on your own? No, you don’t have to travel far and look for elephant tusks for ivory. If you are an enthusiast or collector of ivory items, you can save a lot of money and let your creative juices flow by creating imitation ivory. As with [...]

Ivory Wedding Shoes

Ivory Wedding Shoes

Can’t make up your mind about the color of shoes you are going to wear on your wedding day? You definitely can’t go wrong with ivory wedding shoes. Ivory is such a classic color that can create a vintage look as well as a modern look when paired with stunning accessories. Mostly made of silk [...]

The Continuous Clamor towards Mammoth Ivory Art

The Continuous Clamor towards Mammoth Ivory Art

Most of the legally acquired materials that are made from ivory come from the wooly mammoths that are now extinct. There was a time in the ancient period when these animals freely roamed about in the wild. Their tusks can get very long. These can measure up to 16 feet and beyond. There are various [...]

History of Myanmar’s Ivory Carving

History of Myanmar’s Ivory Carving

Ivory carving has also flourished in Myanmar like Thailand, a well-known country of elephants. In the 13th century when Marco Polo went to Burma, he described the country as teeming with elephants, rhinos and other wild beasts. But unlike Thailand, there was no evidence that ivory was used either in the north or south of [...]

The Advance Method of Tracking Illegal Ivory Trade

The Advance Method of Tracking Illegal Ivory Trade

The illegal ivory trade has continued to rise despite efforts on banning such business activity. The problem now lies on how to track illegal ivory traders. This is a question on the inability to determine geographic origin of contraband ivory. Ivory traders smuggle it across several international borders using many differing trade routes. This strategy [...]

Simple Solutions in Finding the Right Ivory Wedding Dress

Simple Solutions in Finding the Right Ivory Wedding Dress

You have waited a long time for this day to come and you want to make sure that everything is going to be perfect on your wedding day. To begin with, you are actively seeking the right gown that will make you appear your most beautiful come that moment when it’s time to hit the [...]