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Trends In Products Crafted With Mammoth Ivory

Feb 6, 2008
Alaska is famous for its trade in Mammoth Ivory trade along with the whale and walrus tusks. Most of the mammoths died in the cold regions of the tundra which encompasses arctic, Alaska and Siberia. Scrimshaw artists, bead makers, fossil collectors, sculptors are always willing to buy different shapes and sizes of tusks and tooth. Exorbitantly priced tusks are bought by private collectors and museums. However, Alaska has the biggest cache of mammoth ivory fossils in USA. Mammoth tusks are also used by researchers and scholars to know about the life and habitation of Mammoths eons ago.

Alaska is famous for its trade in Mammoth Ivory trade along with the whale and walrus tusks. From scrimshaws to small and large carved tusks, artists want everything that they can lay their hands on. Wooly Mammoths fossils can be found on private estates which are available for sale as it is legal all over the world. Most of the mammoths died in the cold regions of the tundra which encompasses arctic, Alaska and Siberia. Jewelry, curios, beads, souvenirs and decorative items are quite a favorite with people all around the world.

As the whole species is extinct, there are no laws restricting the sale of ivory. Woolly mammoths died more than 10,000 years ago just at the end of the last Ice age due to climatic change and over hunting by the Early Man. They died leaving the beautiful tusks for man to treasure long after their ancestors hunted them. There are a lot of figurines crafted by Early Human which have been found all over the world. The warm weather and melted snow brings out the carcasses in Alaska which are taken away by the traders of this material. The global ban on ivory has made this a sought after commodity internationally.

There are many artists who engrave ivory as a means of hobby and earn a livelihood through it. Scrimshaw artists, bead makers, fossil collectors, sculptors are always willing to buy different shapes and sizes of tusks and tooth.

Huge tusks weighing more than 60 kg are known to be much in demand by both the customers and the artists. Exorbitantly priced tusks are bought by private collectors and museums. However, Alaska has the biggest cache of mammoth ivory fossils in USA. Shifting rivers, melted snow, digging on private estate and eroding coats bring up the fossils that generally look like driftwood.

Mammoth tusks are also used by researchers and scholars to know about the life and habitation of Mammoths eons ago. The story of our past is buried with the mammoths and to know about the life of the Early Humans, the history of the mammoths is also intertwined. Buying a piece of this material is an experience of a lifetime, as each piece is handcrafted with care by an artist who has extensive experience doing it. You don't even have to go out to look for one but can actually buy it sitting right at home. Just search online and pick your desired figurine. It will come to you safe and sound and delivered right at your door!

Could you ask for anything better?
About the Author
Anita Satin Choudhary writes for Ivory and Art Gallery. Browse the gallery for unique collection of artifacts ranging from Mammoth Ivory to Judaica and Japanese Netsuke
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