Ivory Carving

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I was on board a merchant ship, SS Itola,which was a part of an invasion fleet which entered Rangoon in 1945. The Japs had already fled. I walked ashore as the ship unloaded tanks etc. I found a body in the road but further on I found a workshop and an old looking man working on beautiful ivory carvings. I swapped cigarettes for a small piece shown here. It is a little container and shows scenes of pr-war Burma.

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