Ivory Carving, also known Ya Diao in Chinese, enjoys a long history dating back to prehistoric times. It developed during the slave society and feudal society and flourished in the Qing Dynasty.
In ancient China, the ivory carvings were regarded as the royal tribute. In modern times, they usually act as the gifts sent by Chinese government to foreign friends.
It was so exquisite and delicate that people will fall in love with it at the first sight. However, nowadays, with the shortage of tooth resources and young learners, it faces a decline and even loss.