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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 [...]

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 [...]