clamshell motif is called anabori, or “cavern carving” and is one of the many
novelties in ivory often seen in articles made for export during the early 20th
Century. This anabori is carved from the solid tip section of the tusk, lightly
stained on the outside and ornamented with fish and seashells. Inside is a world
full of activity, with a pagoda and monks, a mounted traveler, a rickshaw and
figures mingling amongst the trees.