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The Ivorys
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The Ivorys may reference the dance-rock band that uses three elephants as a part of their logo. While they do not always use the same elephant image, they often use elephants on their album and single covers. Ivory is in reference to the substance that makes up elephant tusks and teeth, which is used to make trinkets and piano keys among other items and is currently an illegal trade item. Ivory is special because it represents authority and wealth due to the power and danger of the elephant, and has historically been a symbol of social status in many cultures.

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The Ivorys (2017). Retrieved June 27, 2020, from https://www.theivorysband.com/music

Ivory: Significance and Protection (2019, June). In Smithsonian Natural Museum of African Art. Retrieved June 27, 2020, from https://africa.si.edu/collection/conservation/protect-ivory/

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