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Ivory Turning in early 1900s Sri Lanka

Ivory Turning in early 1900s Sri Lanka

Ivory Turning, Sri Lanka in early 1900s #IMG692

Ivory Carving in Early Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka elephants are endangered & ivory carving, as an art no longer exist. Once famous for the numbers & quality of it’s elephants, whose tusks were carved & exported since ancient times.

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After Sri Lanka became under colonial powers such as the Portuguese, Dutch and English. Smugglers, illegal traders, big game hunters and plantation owners all played a part in the disappearance of elephants & it’s corollary, the ivory trade.

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