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How to Care for Your Antique Ivory

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

The Right Way to Tackle Ivory Collection

If you are interested in collecting ivory, you have to make sure that you are very aware of the law that comes with this kind of hobby. You wouldn’t want to get into trouble just because you have started on something that can make you happy and something that you really adore. You have to [...]