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Japanese Ivory Carvers Working With Modern Tools

���Above: Carving ivory with the aid of machine drill. The Japanese have been quick to adapt modern methods to one of the oldest trades in the world

Below: Repairing the teeth of a Japanese warrior. This work requires infinite skill and patience. The war- rior is only eight hundred years old

��Above: The first process of ivory carving consists in sawing off the pieces. These are fashioned into ex- quisite orna- ments for mem- bers of both sexes

At left: Sawnng pieces of ivory with an electric band- saw. Although a quick and modern mctliod of shaping ivory it is not used by the old carvers


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