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Why Are Mammoth Ivory Products In Vogue?

The demand for ivory never wavered and after the elephant ivory was banned, mammoth ivory came into prominence. Alaska has been the center for harvesting genuine mammoth ivory and carving various ivory artifacts for centuries. Along with mammoth tusks, the place is teeming with walrus and whale teeth and bones, sought after by artists’ and […]

Tips To Consider When Buying Authentic, Antique Ivory Netsuke

Planning on collecting and investing in Japanese netsuke? It is a specialized art and collectors pay top dollars for rare and antique netsuke. Though you might like a netsuke but is it worth the price? How do you determine which is the right one for your collection? We understand that there are various aspects of […]

What are the grades of fossil mammoth ivory?

Sourced from the isolated regions in Serbia and Arctic during the short summer months, fossil ivory hunters face cold icy winds and waters, looking for the uncovered tusks that poke out from the melting permafrost. Over 10,000 to 15,000 years ago, wooly mammoths roamed the earth but perished at the end of the last Ice […]

Learn About Working with Mammoth Ivory

You have seen innumerable delicate figurines of ivory which is sourced from the extinct mammoth tusks, but do you know how the artists carve it? Learn more about working with mammoth ivory. Traditionally, artists only carved the inner core of the tusk but more artists today start with the outer layer of tusk to conserve […]

Collecting Sculpted Mammoth Ivory Tusk

Being a collector and ardent patron of ivory products, it is wonderful to see artists creating amazing sculptures and netsuke out of varied pieces of antique mammoth tusk ivory. It is like holding a real piece of history, blending in the artistic creativity with expertise, creating unique artifacts, to pass on as heirlooms. Talking about […]