Repairing Mammoth Ivory Products

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

More About Three Star Gods- Fuk, Luk and Sau

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.

Mammoth ivory Figurine – Samurai Riding on a horse

Mammoth Ivory Figurine - Samurai Riding On a HorseThis is outstanding beautiful Mammoth Ivory  Figurines  from www.IvoryAndArt.com Master Pieces collection  – The Master Carver captured Japanese Novel Man(Samurai)   Riding on a horse. Take a look on the details that the master carver – carved on this  high quality genuine mammoth ivory tusk.

The Samurai has 2 swords in his belt while another sword he holds in his hand behind is back – It’s seems like he is waiting for his  rival  & cut his head off.

This handcrafted Mammoth Ivory figurine has been specially created to adorn your home or the home of your special loved ones.
Mammoth Ivory
is durable and strong, carved by the best carver who has signed the figurine, just for you.

The Height  of the Figurine only with out WoodStand 21 Cm/ 8.3 Inch

 

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Measurements:
In Centimeters:
Width: 21.5 Cm, Height: 33.0 Cm , Length: 80.0 Cm
In Inches:
Width: 8 In, Height: 13 In , Length: 31 In


Mammoth Ivory Figurine – Samurai Riding On a Horse Video:
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Mammoth Ivory Figurine - Samurai Riding On a Horse
Mammoth Ivory Figurine - Samurai Riding On a Horse
Mammoth Ivory Figurine - Samurai Riding On a Horse
Mammoth Ivory Figurine - Samurai Riding On a Horse
Mammoth Ivory Figurine - Samurai Riding On a Horse
Mammoth Ivory Figurine - Samurai Riding On a Horse
Mammoth Ivory Figurine - Samurai Riding On a Horse
Mammoth Ivory Figurine - Samurai Riding On a Horse
Mammoth Ivory Figurine - Samurai Riding On a Horse

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Wooden & Mammoth Ivory Samurai

Carved Mammoth Ivory SamuraiAn outstanding Mammoth ivory  & Wooden statue of a Japanese Samurai. A beautifully handcrafted, MAMMOTH IVORY CARVING of the Japanese Samurai Holding a fan Breathtakingly beautiful with bold, defined strokes, capturing the expression of the Samurai in traditional clothes. Look at the clear defined carving of his custom! This attractive MAMMOTH IVORY CARVING inlayed in solid wood and Master Carver’s signature.
Crafted with genuine high quality Mammoth ivory and wood and signed by the artist. You can read more about Mammoth Ivory in our education Center. 

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Don’t buy Elephants Ivory – try Mammoth Ivory Instead

Richard Leakey is trying to answer the hard question of why lately the poaching for ivory increasing?

Elephant poaching in Africa has been increasing at an alarming rate. Kenya, whose elephant population has – according to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) – increased from 16,000 elephants before the 1989 CITES ban on ivory trade to the current 32,000 – has seen its fair share of this poaching. It is now becoming a big problem and we are likely to see a sharp decline in the population of the African elephant if poaching remains unchecked. But how did this sudden increase occur and how can we solve it?

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First, this problem is not a problem of Kenya alone. It is happening all over Africa. Whereas the KWS blames the CITES-sanctioned one-off auction of ivory from southern African states to China and Japan for the sudden upsurge of poaching, there are indeed other factors that come into play. The upsurge in poaching is not a direct consequence of the auction although it did trigger the growth in demand.

What happened is that the auction made legal ivory available in the market and that was the danger. The sudden availability of a significant amount of ivory revitalized a market that had disappeared. Now, there is no way that legal ivory could satisfy demand in this enlarged market. Illegal ivory, consequently, found a new outlet and soon started fetching better prices at the source.

Although the influx on Chinese workers in Africa is also blamed for rising poaching, this is unlikely to be contributing significantly to the problem. The Chinese workers are lowly paid and thus they don’t have the large amounts of money required to buy ivory from poachers.

Far more important, there is quite a busy ivory market in China triggered by the one-off auction of Ivory last year. Twenty years ago ivory was not very affordable in China. Only a few rich people could buy. Today, China’s per capita income has been growing by about 8% per year. There are now tens of millions of Chinese people who can buy ivory. This is where the problem is.

In 1980s majority of these new buyers were young and did not know about the ivory crisis. The one-off sale however alerted this new market to the availability of ivory.

Poverty has also increased in Africa as the population grows faster than the economy. People are increasingly becoming desperate and are therefore getting more involved in poaching to put food on the table. The current drought in Kenya has made the situation even worse.

We also know that majority of African elephant range states have no effective policing mechanisms to contain this problem. in Kenya, the KWS has no money to fund any effective law enforcement that is required to contain poaching and the illegal ivory trade.

A solution needs to be found and the way forward is to try and get the total ban on ivory trade reinstated. Once the ban is reinstated, ivory disappears from the market. Possession of ivory becomes a crime. Policing thus gains some effectiveness. Furthermore, lack of a market will drive the price of raw ivory in Africa down.

People have asked me if KWS should repeat the public burning of ivory to make a statement, especially now that it is the 20-year anniversary of this event. I say it depends on how this is handled. Of course, we did raise some money back then, but the idea was new then. It is now an old idea and old ideas have to be handled carefully. It would however be a PR disaster for the KWS to sell the ivory to a third party.

In the old days, we created a fine force that was able to bring down the level of poaching until Kenya’s elephant population started increasing.  The situation is different today. Twenty years ago, elephant poaching was done by Somalis who were not very well equipped. Today, the poachers are mostly local people especially in the north of the country.

In the north, there are very many guns used primarily in cattle rustling – by both the rustlers and those protecting their cattle. These guns are now being used in poaching. This is worsened by KWS allowing the nomadic pastoralists into wildlife reserves especially during this drought. This is a big mistake. KWS should clear the reserves in order to get these guns away from elephants.

Until something is done, poaching will continue to escalate. The time to act is now.


We at www.IvoryCarvings.org looking at the poaching for ivory & THE WAR AGAINST  THE IVORY POACHING as a problem.

Of course that we are against elephant poaching for ivory but still we do like ivory carving.

With the ban of ivory the prices are going up,  frauds are being very common & it’s become very difficult to sell or to buy Ivory worldWide.

So what can we do?

As a matter of fact, as a moral people we can’t approve or accept the poaching of the elephant in order to get Ivory.

We do love Ivory but we love our world & especially Elephants we don’t  want to encourage any illegal Ivory trading nor poaching elephant for Ivory.

The best solution for mean time is to buy Mammoth ivory Carving!!! Mammoth ivory is Legal worldwide & no animal is being poaching. The woolly mammoth is extinct from this world before 10,000 years ago & It’s really an amazing Ivory to carved on.

It’s very similar to the elephant ivory tusk but the tusks are nuch bigger that the elephant’s tusks  & it’s can reach more than 5-6 Meter length.

Look at this site for legal interesting Mammoth ivory carvings: www.IvoryAndArt.com

Look at this  picture of Mammoth ivory carving artifacts: Figurines, Netsuke & tusk sall made out of Mammoth Ivory tusk: