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Towards the end of the nineteenth century, many traditional craftsmen of the Viswakarma community, of both Southern and Northern descent were attracted towards the craft of Ivory carving before which the craft was handled only by the Northerners consisting of members of palkulangara and Manacaud guilds who share a common ancestry.  Ivory carving, a lucrative craft, had paved way for the migration of several families to the capital city.  The increasing demand, both from inside and outside the country catalysed the growth of the craft during the late nineteenth century.

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Paul, D. P. J. (2019). The Impact of Ivory Craft in the Social System of Travancore. History Research Journal, 5(6), 2587-2591. Retrieved from