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Mammoth Ivory - Undying Beauty

Mammoth Ivory - Undying Beauty

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Woolly Mammoths were present during the last Ice age but perished due to the changing environments, when the climate became warmer. The exceptionally long tusks that reached 16 feet and there have been many instances of artifacts and figurines sculpted out of mammoth ivory. Mammoth ivory is still available in Siberia and arctic regions and there are expert sculptures, who carve intricate details in tusks- netsuke, figurines, whole tusks and inlay work in other mediums. The ban on elephant ivory gave impetus to higher demand of mammoth ivory. Differentiating between elephant ivory and mammoth ivory is difficult but not impossible. Polishing and finishing on the ivory adds to the beautiful glow on the object.
Woolly Mammoths were present during the last Ice age but perished due to the changing environments, when the climate became warmer. The exceptionally long tusks that reached 16 feet and there have been many instances of artifacts and figurines sculpted out of mammoth ivory. Mammoth ivory is still available in Siberia and arctic regions and there are expert sculptures, who carve intricate details in tusks- netsuke, figurines, whole tusks and inlay work in other mediums. The ban on elephant ivory gave impetus to higher demand of mammoth ivory. Differentiating between elephant ivory and mammoth ivory is difficult but not impossible. Polishing and finishing on the ivory adds to the beautiful glow on the object.

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Woolly Mammoths were present during the last Ice age but perished due to thechanging environments, when the climate became warmer. The exceptionally longtusks that reached 16 feet and there have been many instances of artifacts andfigurines sculpted out of mammoth ivory. Mammoth ivory is still available in Siberiaand arctic regions and there are expert sculptures, who carve intricate details in tusks-netsuke, figurines, whole tusks and inlay work in other mediums. The ban on elephantivory gave impetus to higher demand of mammoth ivory. Differentiating betweenelephant ivory and mammoth ivory is difficult but not impossible. Polishing andfinishing on the ivory adds to the beautiful glow on the object.Woolly Mammoths were present during the last Ice age but perished due to thechanging environments, when the climate became warmer. With huge tusks andwoolly hair on the body to protect them from the ice cold atmosphere, they were probably unable to adapt themselves to the warm climate, post Ice Age.The exceptionally long tusks that reached 16 feet and there have been many instancesof artifacts and figurines sculpted out of mammoth ivory. It has been carved since theearly times and beautiful pieces of mammoth sculpture can be seen in differentmuseums all over the world. The fossilized remains of the woolly mammoth are usedand tusks are the most prized possessions, which are sold at extremely high prices dueto the limited supply available in the world.Mammoth ivory is still available in Siberia and arctic regions and there are expertsculptures, who carve intricate details in tusks- netsuke, figurines, whole tusks andinlay work in other mediums. Some of the inlay work can be seen in wood, brass andother materials to make beautiful, stunning objects d'art. Some artists use it to create beautiful beads, pendants and necklaces while sculptors use this medium to createdecorative items and beautiful netsuke.The ban on elephant ivory gave impetus to higher demand of mammoth ivory. As theanimal Woolly Mammoth is extinct today but lived 10,000 to 40,000 years ago, it islegal all over the world. You might find it a little expensive but it's definitely notunaffordable. The price of the objects depends upon its limited availability, difficultyin procurement and the carving done on the figurine. As it is eco friendly, fossilremains the demand for uniqueness and beauty has saved the ivory carvers fromlosing out on livelihood and expertise.Differentiating between elephant ivory and mammoth ivory is difficult but notimpossible. As mammoth ivory has deposits of iron phosphate, it appears to glow as purplish under UV (ultra violet) light while under a powerful microscope, a specialistcan make out the difference in the angles of the cross section of both the ivories.It has become a sought after commodity in the world of valuable sculptures andcarvings. The flexibility of the material has been utilized in form of jewelry,

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