Look at this bamboo shoot that has been carved on a piece of pure mammoth ivory tusk. Notice the delicate carving of the leaves, the serpentine bamboo shoots that intertwine on the larger bamboo. See how the delicate leaves with the veins and stem have been sculpted in a material as solid yet fragile as mammoth ivory.
Detailed bamboo shoot
Look at the roots carved by the Master Carver. Each strand of root ball are carved in detail, the curve and the curl of each exterior root strand is seen with ease. See the snails on top of the thick bamboo shoot. Look at the interplay of the overlapping bamboo shoot leaves. The layering is awe-inspiring and the Master Carver has managed to carve the complete piece of mammoth ivory with delicate sculpting.
Notice the bottom of the sculpture and see how beautifully the artist has managed to etch his signature and carved the bottom, utilizing the inherent cracks in the ivory. See how the roots are carved not just in the front, but are etched at the bottom also. Carved like a bottle, it has a stopper with a mammoth ivory cap with an elongated straw like extension. See the hole in the middle of the mammoth ivory tusk piece. With a multitude of bamboo leaves, a grasshopper and fly sitting at the mouth of the bottle-like sculpture, the Master Carver has indicatively sculpted this piece of bamboo shoot carving. The bamboo shoots intertwine through the entire sculpture.
Intrinsically designed and marvelously captured, this piece of mammoth ivory tusk has inherent Oriental theme. Set upon a beautiful hand crafted teak wood base, it not only balances the ivory figurine but complements the subtle white, with deep grained wood.
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