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    Ivory Carving in China: Cultural Heritage

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    Ivory Carving in China: Cultural Heritage

    Ivory Carving in China: Cultural Heritage Ivory carving in China is an intangible cultural heritage. This heritage in fact started in the Neolithic Age when articles were made of bones, teeth and horns from animals. Ivory was an important component of the Neolithic craft cultures that items were made for ritual and religious purposes. Ivory carving experienced significant progress in the Shang dynasty (1600-1046 BC). In the Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), ivory was mainly used to decorate the palace and court and the art of ivory carving went downhill because of the lack of material for private use. Thereafter, ivory carving boomed...

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