Q: Is ivory a hard? ¶
A: Yes, and white material from the tusks and teeth of animals, that can be used in art or manufacturing.
Q: Was ivory crushed in New York's Times Square by the Wildlife Conservation Society to send a message that the illegal trade will not be tolerated? ¶
Q: Is ivory rare and costly? ¶
A: Yes, and because mammoths have been extinct for millennia, and scientists are loath to sell museum-worthy specimens in pieces.
Q: Is ivory used today to make handcrafted knives and similar implements? ¶
Q: Was ivory often used to form the white of the eyes of statues? ¶
Q: Was ivory also used to craft the faces and hands of Catholic icons and images of saints prevalent in the Santero culture? ¶
Q: Is ivory recorded after the Chinese explorer Zhang Qian ventured to the west to form alliances to enable the eventual free movement of Chinese goods to the west? ¶
A: Yes, as early as the first century BC, ivory was moved along the Northern Silk Road for consumption by western nations.
Q: Is ivory the most important source? ¶
A: Yes, and but ivory from mammoth, walrus, hippopotamus, sperm whale, killer whale, narwhal and wart hog are used as well.
Q: Was ivory prized for containers due to its ability to keep an airtight seal? ¶
Q: Was ivory the material of choice for making the handles of kris daggers? ¶
Q: Is ivory now seriously on the increase? ¶