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Mammoth Ivory Figurines - Own A Piece Of History

Jan 21, 2008
Genuine mammoth ivory has replaced the void created by the global ban on elephant ivory. There are sculptors who have shifted base from elephant ivory carving to mammoth ivory carving due to the ban but mammoth ivory is legal worldwide as mammoth is an extinct animal.

Even more than elephant ivory, mammoth ivory is exclusive, rare and beautiful due to its limited supply. Owning an exclusively hand crafted mammoth ivory figurine is an experience of a lifetime. Mammoth ivory figurines are available as pure ivory figurines and even with inlay of gold, silver and other precious gems.

About 20,000 years ago, Woolly mammoth roamed the earth as naturally as elephants today. Contemporary of early man, these mammoths were giants compared to today's elephants with heavy hairy fur and very huge ivory tusks. Due to environmental changes they became extinct eons ago. However, the carcasses are still found in the arctic regions bordering Siberia even today. Some of the mammoth ivory tusks found have been known to be more than 16 feet in length! Mammoth ivory figurines have been known to be carved and some of the archeological finds have resulted in mammoth ivory figurines dated back to 35,000 years ago. However, those are owned by the state and kept in museums but you can own a mammoth ivory figurine for your personal pleasure.

Mammoth ivory tusks that have been found in the arctic regions, bordering the Siberian regions are completely preserved, thanks to the cold weather. Genuine mammoth ivory has replaced the void created by the global ban on elephant ivory. There are sculptors who have shifted base from elephant ivory carving to mammoth ivory carving due to the ban but mammoth ivory is legal worldwide as mammoth is an extinct animal.

With large caches of fossilized woolly mammoth still available, harvesting of the mammoth ivory still takes place, although at very expensive rates. Even more than elephant ivory, mammoth ivory is exclusive, rare and beautiful due to its limited supply. Owning an exclusively hand crafted mammoth ivory figurine is an experience of a lifetime. The sculptors who still remain steadfast to this elite craftsman trade are few and highly experienced as the art has been carried forward generation to generation. With the ban on elephant ivory figurines and limited supply of mammoth ivory for commercial purposes, the art is going to fade away of change course with the dearth of ivory.

There are many stores that sell mammoth ivory figurines both online and in stores near your place. You actually have to see mammoth ivory figurines to really believe the depth of creativity that a human mind can recreate in ivory.

Detailed, exquisite and amazingly life like, mammoth ivory sculptures are a unique blend of art, experience and historic amalgamation, created for art lovers like you!

Mammoth ivory figurines are available as pure ivory figurines and even with inlay of gold, silver and other precious gems. Mammoth ivory is also being used in artistic designed jewelry, curios, carved tusks, netsuke and many other decorative items. These are available in different sizes to suit your pocket, so why don't you try owning a piece of history for yourself?
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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 Ivory netsuke.
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