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Saturday, 22 October 2011

Elephant Tusk Statues

Elephant tusks have been considered lucky in many cultures. In India, during the British rule, hunting elephants for their tusks was a fairly common phenomenon. The hunters were mostly royalty or British officials who would then keep the tusks as decorative items in their palaces, homes or offices. Although, in today’s times hunting of elephants is strictly forbidden by law and consequences for such actions can be quite severe, the love for Ivory or elephant tusk statues has not yet died down. Having said this, the many variety of faux-ivory or imitation elephant tusk statues available in the market today have made things easy for the many lovers of beauty, who no longer have to be disappointed at not owning this item.

To get your hands on a beautiful set of elephant tusk statues, you can try and find a reliable and reputed dealer on the Internet. You may come across quite a few websites that make sculptures of various Indian deities like Lord Ganesha, Lord Krishna, Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Laxmi and others, in addition to making elephant tusk statues. The reason for this is that while some people like to buy these tusk sets as gifts or to decorate their homes with a stunning focus piece, some buyers use these as pieces kept on the side of statues of deities that they pray to. No matter what the utility, it cannot be denied that these particular sets add a special touch of elegance and exclusivity to each setting.

It is a fact that resources like online shopping have made procurement of items like elephant statues or tusk statues an extremely easy task you can undertake from the comforts of your home. However, buying something in a hurry and realizing the size is not right or that there are betters deals or pieces out in the market and you settled for a bad deal can upset anyone. That's why the one thing you must know is the size of the tusks you want to buy. An ideal size for such an item to be kept in a home or office space is about 35 to 40 inches with a widest point of approximately 3 to 4 inches. Browsing through the many websites is the answer to finding the best deal, but it is crucial that you find a balance between what the price is and what you are getting for that price-tag. Many companies may offer great prices, but are unreliable when it comes to quality of the product.

Rather than procuring something cheap, it is best to first shortlist your favorite elephant tusk statues and then compare prices and quality, materials used to make them, reputation of the company, security in money transaction, etc. You could also take a look at some beautiful elephant statues while browsing.

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