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Ivory used to be a very hot commodity, but has been made illegal due to the excessive poaching of elephants. To tell if an ivory carving is real, check for holes and pores, this is indicative of bone. Furthermore, wet a tiny area of the carving. If the color comes off, it is fake.

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