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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 [...]

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 [...]