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The Process of Preserving Ivory
The beauty of an elephant ivory lies on its smoothness, durability and the white opaque appearance of intersecting line with a diamond shape between them. An ivory also fluoresce a bright blue when exposed to ultraviolet light.
The History of Ivory - The Ideal Art Material
A hard, creamy substance that looks like a bone, ivory comes from the teeth of animals such as elephants, walrus, and mammoths. The teeth of most animals, in fact, have ivory. The teeth, however, is referred to as the dentin. Ivory, on the other hand, refers to the material or the product used in commerce or trading. It is made up of water, organic matter, and calcium phosphate. True ivory, when exposed to abrupt temperature fluctuations, may give in to cracking. Today, ivory is popular as a material for making billiard balls and piano keys, as well as smaller objects such as jewelry, pins, and buttons. Ivory has long been used for many purposes, dating back on the ancient times. Read on the history of ivory that follows and you will appreciate the importance of this valuable substance.
History of Thailandís Ivory Carving
Thailand is one of the Asian countries with endangered elephants after the severe overhunting as a result of illegal ivory trade.