How can I care for mammoth ivory artifacts?

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/

Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • NewsVine
  • Reddit
  • StumbleUpon
  • YahooMyWeb
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • TwitThis
  • Live
  • LinkedIn
  • Pownce
  • MySpace

What is legal ivory for sale?

mammoth_ivory_P1030217_bigHave you been looking for an affordable piece of raw ivory or a carved ivory figurine but haven’t been able to buy the right one, due to the ban on elephant ivory? Well, the fact is that elephant ivory is passé as it has been banned worldwide and is illegal to trade, buy or sell it. But then do you want to know the truth about legal ivory for sale that you keep seeing all over the Internet?

It is mammoth tusk ivory that is procured from far off Siberia and Arctic regions. The huge woolly mammoths became extinct in the last Ice age but due to extremely cold temperatures, the permafrost preserved the tusks. Today, this ivory is excavated and traded as legal ivory.

As a ivory collector, I have come across various websites selling ivory and finished products but only a few are able to sell it at affordable costs. One of the most beautiful sculptures that I saw in the recent few weeks is the Oriental Buddha as seen in the image. Carving on ivory is not easy and that is why the procurement, carving and finished sculpture commands a high price.

The positive effect of the legal mammoth ivory sale is that it meets the gap created by the ban on elephant ivory and is completely eco-friendly as no animal is harmed.  With full-tusks reaching an amazing length of 10 feet to 16 feet, even pieces of mammoth ivory tusk are large enough for detailed carvings and crafting netsuke. Now you have a way to buy legal ivory at affordable places so check out the vast collection at http://www.mammothivory.info

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • NewsVine
  • Reddit
  • StumbleUpon
  • YahooMyWeb
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • TwitThis
  • Live
  • LinkedIn
  • Pownce
  • MySpace

How To Select Genuine Mammoth Tusk Ivory?

Ivory is opulent and lustrous, adorning royal palaces and one of the most preferred materials for inlay for centuries. Today due to the incessant poaching, elephant ivory is banned worldwide. However, the demand for ivory has not gone down and to fill the gap, mammoth tusk ivory is in vogue. The large and husky wooly mammoths perished in the last Ice Age and the freezing Tundra permafrost has managed to preserve the ivory well.

Although there are numerous scrimshaws, netsuke and tusk carvings that are available at different prices, if you are not sure about the authenticity of the mammoth ivory sculpture you have bought, it is time to know more about it. As fake abound online, it is essential to view the mammoth ivory art piece virtually and check for the inherent criss-cross pattern on the tusks, figurines and even netsuke. Look at areas where there is no or less carving on the sculpture and check for inherent criss-cross V-shaped patterned lines on legal ivory.

Additionally, look for bone lamination and joints. High value mammoth ivory tusk carvings are crafted from a single piece. If you see numerous bone lamination, it can be a sign of making the sculpture from animal bone and not ivory.  However, brown pigmentation on natural mammoth ivory is common due to the seepage of various soil minerals within the porous organic ivory as it lay buried under the permafrost. The discoloration ranges from dark brown to fawn color and some maybe in shades of grey. Check out more information on mammoth ivory carvings and sculptures at http://www.mammothivory.info

 

Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • NewsVine
  • Reddit
  • StumbleUpon
  • YahooMyWeb
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • TwitThis
  • Live
  • LinkedIn
  • Pownce
  • MySpace

An Outstanding Mammoth Ivory Japanese Samurai

Mammoth Ivory Japanese Samurai

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.

Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • NewsVine
  • Reddit
  • StumbleUpon
  • YahooMyWeb
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • TwitThis
  • Live
  • LinkedIn
  • Pownce
  • MySpace

An Amazing legal Mammoth Ivory 18 Louhan Monks Set

Mammoth ivory 18 Louhan Monks set

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.

Mammoth ivory 18 Louhan Monks set
Mammoth ivory 18 Louhan Monks set
Mammoth ivory 18 Louhan Monks set
Mammoth ivory 18 Louhan Monks set
Mammoth ivory 18 Louhan Monks set
Mammoth ivory 18 Louhan Monks set
Click on the Picture for Super Size Image
Mammoth ivory 18 Louhan Monks set
Mammoth ivory 18 Louhan Monks set
Mammoth ivory 18 Louhan Monks set

 

Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • NewsVine
  • Reddit
  • StumbleUpon
  • YahooMyWeb
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • TwitThis
  • Live
  • LinkedIn
  • Pownce
  • MySpace