Ivory has always been a preferred material for royalty and nobility since time immemorial and some of the beautiful statutes and sculptures in medieval churches have been carved in ivory. From crosses, rosaries and figurines, there is a vast and assorted variety of classic Greek and Roam art and later Christian art that is crafted from pure ivory. Going by the traditional cravings and sculptures, even today, the demand for crosses, religious jewelry and artifacts, is high. Though you’ll find most of these items in ivory, the only difference is that today legal mammoth ivory is used to carve them.
Ivory panels, crosses and religious bookmarks since early 4 to 8 century were embellished with gems and metalwork. Usually the carvings of angels, apostles and saints were sculpted on them. Ivory covers were crafted as bindings for manuscripts and ivory plaques were in use. Most of them are spread out through different museums due to its antique value and relevance.
After elephant ivory was banned, mammoth ivory procured from extinct wooly mammoths has become the base for all ivory carvings which are legal for trade worldwide. Though there are numerous replicas of original work, each of them has been crafted with fine details, handcrafted by expert Master artists. You might be interested in looking through some of the most exquisite workmanship and artistic caliber of the artists before adding to your collection. If you are looking for Christian religious art products in mammoth ivory, you’re in luck. Check out a wide range of beautiful products online at www.mammothivory.info
As they say, old is gold, same holds true for mammoth tusks, which is the only legal ivory worldwide. With elephant being completely banned in US, the demand for mammoth ivory has risen. The increasing popularity and ease of purchase and sale, legal ivory is very similar to elephant ivory, sharing the same texture, color and luster, making it even more precious.
Age of mammoth ivory
But do you know how old is the mammoth tusk that you intend buying? Most of the experts discern the age of the tusk from the rings in the tusk. These are quite the same as tree rings but are more detailed than that. The mammoth tusks have a major line for each year and minor lines for the days and the weeks, so it pretty much well-defined. Ivory experts and scientists can tell the season when the specific mammoth died. The thickness of the ring depends upon the health of the mammoth and is studied to know which season was more favorable for growth.
Only legal ivory for trade
With enhanced global warming, the permafrost is melting faster, leading to mammoth ivory hunters bountiful harvesting of precious, antique ivory into the global market. And that is why mammoth tusk ivory is traded easily worldwide without restrictions because wooly mammoths are extinct. But it is essential to only buy from reputed dealers with years into the business as fakes abound. Take a look at some of the most unique collection of genuine ivory artifacts and sculptures at http://www.mammothivory.info
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
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!
First a little note of apology. I am very sorry that for almost six month – I didn’t writ a thing. It was hard time for me – I just started a new job & i didn’t have enough time to write about my real passion – So my apology to you & for my self as well.
This time i have a new Mammoth ivory tusk from www.IvoryAndArt.com Masterpieces Collection – a Mammoth ivory carvings tusk of a Jungle scene. The master carver depicted a Jungle scene with a 3D technique – while he succeed to preserve the original , nature look of the Mammoth ivory Tusk.
The Master carver succeeded to capture the Lion , tiger as well as the Hippo , rhinoceros & the elephant at a great Moment.
This Mammoth ivory tusk is 100% genuine.
Height with stand:24 Cm/ 9.5 In.
Height of the woodstad only: 14 Cm /5.5 In
Width: 47.5 Cm, Height: 24.0 Cm , Length: 7.0 Cm
Width: 19 In, Height: 9 In , Length: 3 In