Monday, June 27, 2011

I love to collect small treasures when I travel   !
In River City, Bangkok, I found this beautiful (and expensive)
little horse carved from Mammoth Ivory. I think it is from the chinese zodiac, representing the year of the horse (my year).
The fact that it was made of Mammoth ivory was important to me; it means no animal has been harmed, being extinct for 10 000 years the mammoth was evidently already dead when the tusk was taken... They actually find a good deal of Mammoth tusk in Siberia, but of course the amount is limited so the price on these carvings will always be high. Today this is the only legal ivory for sale.

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