The Darling Ivory Project Part II

The 2015 Darling Ivory Project has been successfully ended with the adoption of 7 years for each of the 18 baby African elephants, which were financed by 18 donated bows by 18 bow makers. The bows, made with ivory frogs from the very same tusk and pre CITES of 1974 were legally purchased from a legal source and each bow was delivered with CITES certification for the frog, button and tip.

Now a Second group with 18 bowmakers is being formed.

We welcome for the second Volume on board:

Murat Ufuk Güler (Izmir),

Sylvain Bigot (Lyon),

Mathias Wohlleber (Berlin),

Emmanuel Bégin (Montreal),

Eric Fournier (Montreal),

Eric Gagné (Montreal),

Peter Richtarik (Bratislava),

Renato Casara (João Neiva),

Wellington Imberti (João Neiva),

Daoudi Hassoun (Sers)

Henry Guerra (Brasil)

Gaetan Dariel

Tibor Kovacs …

and we can report gratefully that Josef P. Gabriel is excited and enthousiastic that, although already having participated in Vol. One and donated a viola bow, he is accepted to make another bow, this time an ivory and silver mounted violin bow!

some fotos from the 1st Darling Ivory Project:

Here some images:

Josephine Thomachot, Paris:

Harm Bakker, Amsterdam:

Josef Gabriel, Erlangen:

Vladimir Mukhin, Moscow:

Victor Bernard, Brussels:

Ulf Johansson, Harlösa:

Dirk Löscher, Barcelona:

Dominic Wilson, Brussels:

Arthur Dubroca, Paris:

Boris Fritsch, Paris:

Emmanuel Carlier, Paris:

Alexandre Aumont, Paris:

Kees van Hemert, The Hague:

Andreas Grütter, Amsterdam:

photos from St.Thomachot, M. Sasano and B. Etzler will follow.