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Mammoth Ivory - Beautiful Sculptures!

Mar 3, 2008
Huge tusks, woolly body hair and genetically linked to the current elephants. Early humans carved the precious ivory and teeth that were procured from animals existing at that time. In case, you want to own a rare, unique mammoth ivory sculpture, hand crafted exquisitely, you can get it even now. There are traders of mammoth ivory, who chop away the tusks to sell them to artists who are specially trained to craft beautiful sculptures in mammoth ivory. There are many online stores and curio shops which sell Japanese netsuke and figurines carved from mammoth ivory.

Woolly mammoths roamed the Earth eons ago and archaeological remains have dated them to be contemporaries of our ancestors. Huge tusks, woolly body hair and genetically linked to the current elephants. Early humans carved the precious ivory and teeth that were procured from animals existing at that time. There have been many cache of carved mammoth ivory found which have been dated back to 30,000 to 35,000 years ago.

However, do not fret!

In case, you want to own a rare, unique mammoth ivory sculpture, hand crafted exquisitely, you can get it even now. Yes, Siberia and the cold areas of Arctic have many fossilized remains of mammoth which perished and were preserved under the heavy blanket of snow. There are traders of mammoth ivory, who chop away the tusks to sell them to artists who are specially trained to craft beautiful sculptures in mammoth ivory. There are many online stores and curio shops which sell Japanese netsuke and figurines carved from mammoth ivory.

The gap in the market was created when the elephant ivory was banned due to poaching extensively and became a threat to the population of elephants. However, mammoth ivory sculptures filled in the gap and now you can enjoy the beautiful sculptures again which are also legal all over the world, as mammoths are extinct.

The ivory carvers have found another source of income while people can enjoy the beauty in this versatile material which is not only eco friendly but rare. So, it would be a good idea to own a piece of art which is a fossil and in limited supply.

You may be wondering where to go an d look for a carved tusk or a netsuke, but looking or browsing online from the comfort of your home might be a good idea as you do not waste time going out and searching and with just one click of the mouse a whole plethora of stores are available. You may find a piece of art or a mammoth ivory sculpture that you may have always thought of, but could never find before.

However it is always better to check the credentials of the seller or site before you buy online. It is also a good idea to get the piece valued and tested by an expert art connoisseur, who is knowledgeable in the area of sculpture. Some of the artifacts may seem expensive but there is something for everyone and you can always find one that suits your taste as well as your pocket.
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Anita Satin Choudhary writes for Ivory and Art Gallery. Browse the gallery for unique collection of artifacts ranging from Mammoth ivory to Netsuke.
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