Triple Irony

There is a hotel called "The paradise" in Mysore, which has a grand wooden statue of an elephant at the entrance. Now this statue, has real ivory engravings, and real ivory tusks. The patterns in the ivory are pretty intricate... and right on the trunk is am image of Ganpati, the elephant headed god. That they had to use elephant tusks to make this thing just goes to show the thin line between the disgusting and the aesthetic.