Though mammoth ivory is one of the most sought after material for affluent collections, it is impressive to see the level of artistry and creativity that the artists portray with the material. Look at this impressive and detailed sculpture of the Three Star Gods, symbolizing good fortune, longevity and prosperity. As per the Taoist traditions, the 3 gods are Fuk, Luk and Sau. Look at the wonderful carvings, the intricate detailing and beautiful delineated mammoth tusk ivory figurines. Set on wood in this particular sculpture, the teakwood with its grain adds to the beauty of the sculptures.
The raw material is mammoth tusk ivory which is harvested from the frozen skeletal remains of ancient mammoth tusk ivory that still lies buried in the permafrost of the vast, uninhibited expanses of Arctic and Siberian regions. As it is harder than fresh ivories, great care has to be taken to ensure that it is maintained at specific temperature so that it does not crack or turn brittle. Though most of the core ivory remains milky white, there maybe discoloration in places.
The Three Lucky Men or Three Star Gods signify prosperity, good fortune and long life as per Feng Shui or the ancient Taoist beliefs. As per the sources of Feng Shui, there are various legends associated with it. They represent celestial energies which are channelized through these Gods to benefit us. Fuk Luk Sau, as the three wise men are known need to be placed in an area where they are easily visible with good energy surrounding them. These can be any places such as a high shelf or on the table in the living area.
Though ivory has been a preferred material for hand-painted miniature portraits since the late 1700s, even today there is a demand for thin sheets of ivory. The first time ivory sheets were used in place of vellum as material for hand painted miniatures was done by R. Carriera, a Venetian artist.
Initial sheets had the saw marks but within a few years, the process of cutting thinner sheets by scraping ended the marks of the saw. The surface was then fine tuned with the use of abrasive as ‘tooth’ was needed by the artists. Another degreasing process was used to make it more versatile for hand paintings. Originally, ivory was treated with vinegar and garlic, but later more sophisticated products were used.
Though elephant ivory was used in the 1700s through the early 20th century, in 1977 the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Animals banned elephant slaughter and later trade and use of elephant ivory was made illegal.
Mammoth ivory has filled in the gap that was created by the ban on elephant ivory. Buried under the permafrost in Arctic regions, the bones and tusks have been found and as these ivory tusks are quite similar to those of elephant ivory, it became a favored material for artists. Ivory is cut into manageable pieces and outer surface is removed before the sheets are cut or odd pieces are cut. Fine sheets are carved for artists to continue hand painting the delicate portraits, scenic beauty and other floral patterns. Check out some of the mammoth ivory art products at http://www.mammothivory.info
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!
What an amazing Piece of Mammoth Ivory carvings – we are reviewing today ,from The Mammoth Ivory Figurines Collection of www.IvoryAndArt.com Gallery. The Mammoth ivory Carvings of the samurai was hand carved by top Skilled master carver – that depicted the Japanese Samurai holding his sword pointing down while his other hand holding the sword sheath. The Samurai crossbow is hanged on his back next to the arrows case & on his head he is wearing traditional – outstanding helmet. You must take a good look on his custom armor – all the details are Just amazing.
Mammoth ivory are all legal worldeide for Import & export.
Own a piece of History oan a oiece of Mammoth ivory
Mammoth ivory tusks were found in arctic place & they are produced from the extinct woolly Mammoth that roamed the earth before 10,000 years ago. Therefore Mammoth ivory is eco friendly & so powerful hoy collectible. This amazing Mammoth ivory Samurai arrived with customized woodstand & with the artist Signature.
Look at this outstanding Mammoth Ivory Carving Tusk from www.IvoryAndArt.com Gallery – This Mammoth ivory Tusk id depicting 3 horses running in the wild. This outstanding piece was hand carved by top skilled Master Carver to perfection.
This beautiful Mammoth Ivory tusk is a rare piece of art which is perfect for adding to your collection!
This carved Mammoth Ivory Tusk was Hand carved by Top Skilled Master Carver to perfection & signed by him.
This Mammoth ivory tusk Carving is made of 100% genuine Mammoth Ivory Tusk. The extinct woolly Mammoth roamed the earth before 10,000-40,000 years ago. Today we can found Mammoth ivory tusk in the arctic regions like Siberia in Russia.
Mammoth ivory TUSKS are absolutely legal worldwide.
Height Including Woodstand: 13Cm/5.1In (Height of Tusk only: 10Cm/3.93In)
What is the meaning of Horses? What the Horse Symbolizes and its Application in Symbolism Feng Shui:
The Horse (seventh sign of the Chinese Zodiac) in Chinese Feng Shui symbolizes perseverance, strength, loyalty, victory, power, independent, strong spirited, speed and success. It is believed that placing the Horse figurines in your home or workplace will strengthen and enhance all the good traits and characteristics it represents in family members born in the year of Horse. It is no surprise that you can almost always find paintings and sculptures of horses in Chinese homes and businesses.
In Feng Shui, the horses are usually classified into Tribute Horse and Victory Horse.
In ancient China, the Chinese had always associated the tribute horse with gifts given to emperors and high officials, brought by the vanquished to the victors after wars and battles. The tribute horse are seen decorated with robes, laden with valuables such as gold ingots, pearls, gems, gold coins and etc., which represents the aspiration of a comfortable life. The tribute horse brings fame, recognition and triumph over competitors, ensuring your talents and hard work are acknowledged and rewarded.
On the other hand, Victory horses are shown galloping, running upwards signifying upward mobility and promotion, steady and speedy climb to fame and success in career and life. Sometimes they are depicted with birds at their feet, suggesting that the horses are running as fast as the bird can fly. This symbolizes success at an accelerated rate! Measurements: In Centimeters:
Width: 18.5 Cm, Height: 13.0 Cm , Length: 5.0 Cm In Inches:
Width: 7 In, Height: 5 In , Length: 2 In
Mammoth Ivory Tusk – Téhree Horses In A Run Video:
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