Though mammoth ivory is solid, sometime over a period of time, it may require some repair. Or if you have heirlooms of elephant ivory and mammoth ivory, they may have tiny cracks which need to be filled. Sometimes, even missing parts are again carved and attached to make it look like new.
When repairs are made, the closest possible colored ivory is used, matching the texture, color and density so that the repair goes unnoticed. Only extremely skilled artists work on restorations as they have innate understanding of legal elephant and mammoth ivory, apart from carvings. To start with, an estimation si provided to the customer and if it approved, the process starts. The ivory pieces are cleaned, unless the customer doesn’t want it. The remnant of old layers of glue and other add-ons are removed. Usually a skilled art restorer or sculptor working on restoring ivory takes about 1 to 2 weeks because it is delicate work requiring articulated work.
Ivory has been a precious material for artwork since ages and continues to be an upmarket material for sculptures. After elephant ivory was banned in 1989, mammoth ivory has replaced it completely but there are innumerable people in possession of pre-1989 elephant ivory that require care but sometimes, repairs. That is why it is important to only select elephant and mammoth ivory restorers that have extensive experience in the industry. Regardless of the ivory sculpture’s age, restorers and artists can repair the art piece. But if you are looking for new mammoth ivory artifacts to add to your collection, don’t forget to check out an impressive range of handcrafted mammoth tusk ivory at http://www.mammothivory.info
This is one of the most common queries that we receive is about caring for your mammoth ivory sculptures, tusks and other items crafted from mammoth tusk ivory. You invest in antique ivory or any other ivory, one of the most difficult tasks is to constantly maintain humidity and temperature as it is prone to cracks and turns brittle if left in extremely dry weather conditions.
Mammoth tusks are sourced from the tundra permafrost, where the fossil ivory has lain buried for over 10,000 years, in the Russian, Siberian and Alaskan regions. Due to constant cold temperature, it has been able to retain the original moisture. That is why it is essential to have higher humidity and temperature control, when showcasing genuine mammoth ivory. That is why it is important that you rub the ivory sculpture with mineral oil every few months to make sure that the moisture is not depleted. You can use Renaissance wax to polish it and restore the protective luster. But some of the preventive measures that you need to take for maintaining ivory in its pristine condition is not to mark it or put any type of ink on it.
Putting water on ivory can damage it so ensure that the ivory is prevented from being wet. As the structure of mammoth ivory is close to being fossilized to an extent, do not put it in direct sunlight or in extreme cold, as it will erode the inherent moisture and make it brittle. We recommend not to put ivory through temperature and moisture fluctuations as mammoth ivory is a precious commodity and can crack due to the variability. To see some astounding collection of mammoth ivory art and artifacts, check out http://www.mammothivory.info/
What an amazing amazing piece of Mammoth ivory Japanese Samurai brought to us by www.mammothIvory.info Collection. The master carver capture this Japanese Samurai while he holds one sword in his right hand & he got another sword tied to his belt.
He is holding one strip of the bamboo bag & the expression on his face reflects like he is going to move an obstacle or an unknown enemy. As well there are some bows in front of him.
This Samurai has been Hand carved by top skilled Master Carver To Perfection out from Genuine , High quality Mammoth Ivory Tusk. Mammoth Ivory is absolutely legal worldwide & TODAY IS THE BEST OPTION FOR ALL THE IVORY LOVERS & COLLECTORS – Who loves the Ivory artifacts but as well they loves the elephants & they are totally against elephant poaching & illegal Elephant ivory trade.
Mammoth Ivory tusks are eco friendly & are coming from the extinct woolly Mammoth – The prehistoric elephant . Those Mammoth roamed the earth before 10,000 years ago.
Today Mammoth ivory Tusk are being found at the arctic regions like Siberia, Russia or Alaska.
This Mammoth Ivory Figurine is 23 Cm Height Including the wood-stand.
To hold those 18 Mammoth Ivory Louhan Monks Figurine in my hands it’s almost was my dream comes true. I just saw this set in a Museum behind a glass & i wanted so much to hold them in my hands & to feel the carvings without the glass departs me from my lovers.
And just now i got special invitation from IvoryAndArt.com gallery to come & write about them – I felt like i won the lottery. The figurines are so beautiful that it’s hearts – The height of each monk is about 18 Cm Including the customized wood stand & the carving is just state of the art – This entire set worth $160,000 But now you can find it on very attractive sale – If you Love Mammoth ivory Carvings & You’ve got the Money – you shouldn’t hesitate – I can promise you that this is going to your best investment you make ever – not Just the Money profit – But it Will be a profit for your Soul.
History Of The Louhans:
Lohan, Monk is considered as one who has reached “the other shore” and is saved for all eternity. In him the asavas – the craving for sensual pleasures, earthly existence, ignorance and wrong views – are gone. He is subject to no more rebirths and karma.
Lohans are well-known for their great wisdom, courage and supernatural power. Due to their abilities to ward off the evil, Lohans have became guardian angels of the Buddhist temple and there in the main hall standing guard are the ever-present, indomitable-looking 18 Luohan figures, sometimes accompanied by 500 or more lesser Lohans.
According to tradition, there were originally only 16 lohans. Two were added on the list by the Chinese in the Tang Dynasty.
Museum piece of all Luohan 18 Monks – Hand Carved by Master Carver On Mammoth Ivory tusk
I must to admit this is one of the beautiful Mammoth ivory Pieces that i ever saw in my life. The Master Carver that carved this outstanding piece – made an outstanding work on this – top of the Line Mammoth ivory raw tusk – when he carved one of my favorites theme of the 18 Monks of luohan. The 18 Luohans Monks considered as the original followers of the Buddha who have followed the Eightfold Path and has achieved deliverance of this earthly existence. He has reached “the other shore” and is saved for all eternity. In him the asavas – the craving for sensual pleasures, earthly existence, ignorance and wrong views – are gone. He is subject to no more rebirths and karma.Lohans are well-known for their great wisdom, courage and supernatural power. Due to their abilities to ward off the evil, Lohans have became guardian angels of the Buddhist temple and there in the main hall standing guard are the ever-present, indomitable-looking 18 Lohan figures, sometimes accompanied by 500 or more lesser Lohans.
This is the list of the 18 Luohan Monks – Try to Identify them among the Mammoth Tusk carving – In that piece the carver added Buddha him self to the piece as well this list can varies because it’s not a closed list & you can find sometimes additional gods instead of other – but this is the most popular list: Deer Sitting, Happy, Raised Bowl, Raised Pagoda, Meditating, Oversea, Elephant Riding, Laughing Lion, Open Heart, Raised Hand, Thinking, Scratched Ear, Calico Bag, Plantain, Long Eyebrow, Doorman, Taming Dragon and Taming Tiger.
We Love The ELEPHANTS! Mammoth Ivory is Legal & eco Friendly:
This Mammoth ivory tusk is absolutely legal worldwide for import & export. The Mammoth Tusk are coming from the extinct woolly Mammoth that was lived before 10,000 years ago. Today the Mammoth tusk are being found mainly in the arctic places like Alaska & Siberia Russia – that way the Tusk was buried in the ice for more than 10,000 years & didn’t fossilized. The only reason that the Mammoth Tusk is named “Ivory” is only because the same chemist structure of the tusk & because of the scientific definition. But it’s very easy to identify between mammoth ivory & elephant Ivory – With only a pair of unarmed human eyes. Read more about how to identify Mammoth Ivory & Elephant Ivory –Click Here!