Looking for a piece of history in your hands? We have an amazing collection of some of the best mammoth ivory tusk carvings that range from small sized ones to complete tusks, carved to perfection. From a variety of Oriental scenes from mythology to animals and even rustic village life, each tiny detail is etched and carved by the Master Carvers. Perfect symmetry, clean lines and delineated curves, the artistic skills of these master artists showcases the experience of working with this fragile yet solid ivory. Carved into the tusks and pieces of tusks, each sculpture holds a new story.
Mammoth ivory tusk carvings
These pure and legal ivory tusks are of woolly mammoths that perished over 10,000 years ago in the last Ice Age but being buried in the Arctic permafrost preserved the carcass and ivory tusks. However, there are slight discolorations in the milky white ivory. The hues of greys and browns can be seen which is due to the ivory absorbing the soil minerals due to lying in the mineral rick permafrost for centuries. It is not a defect, but an authentication that it is pure mammoth ivory tusk.
Browse the collection to see the unique designs, patterns and actions frozen in ivory. Notice the huge options in sizes, themes and designs. The workmanship is amazingly creative and every piece of ivory is used to ensure the theme is depicted in detail. Some of the full scale tusks have intricate detailing that is rare to see in such tiny details.
Each mammoth ivory tusk sculpture is set upon an individually hand crafted teak wood stand that lends it stability and grace. Look at the complementing colors as the white ivory contrasts with the wood grain, yet complimenting each other perfectly. The wooden stands are custom carved to suit the size and shape of mammoth ivory tusk sculpture, these carvings adds beauty to art collections worldwide. Legal for global shipping!
Why Is Mammoth Ivory Tusk Legal For Sale?
Trading in ivory has always been in demand all over the world. However, it is usually under scrutiny due to the fact that more than 80% of the tusks actually came from elephants. This led to a global ban of trading with elephant ivory which resulted in huge demands of mammoth ivory tusks worldwide. The reason for which it is not put within legal regulations is because the Wooly Mammoth has extinct 10,000 years ago during the last ice age. Therefore, governments can’t tie it with legal boundaries because there are no live animals to be concerned about. With this being said, the global market of mammoth ivory tusks has taken a significant leap forward. With raw and carved ivory in demand, master artists.We have legal ivory statues and figurines in our collection. All our Mammoth Tusk ivory statues are antique.
Length formation and how it reflects on pricing
When it comes to mammoth ivory tusks there are several factors that need to be taken into account regarding the price. The first and probably most important is the length of the tusk itself. Now, length of the tusk is naturally formed over the years as the animal grows. The mammoths are known for long, thick and curvy tusks that worked as digging tools and means of protection as well. For instance, mammoths have been known to use their tusks in order to dig through the ice and get to the grass beneath it in order to eat during winters.
The biggest tusk that has been excavated is over 4 meters long and weighs around 90 kilograms. This belonged to a male mammoth. Females on the other hand used to have smaller tusks which are still huge compared to today’s elephants. The average sized varied between 1.4 and 1.8 meters long and weighing around 10 kilograms. Modern statistics show that the bigger the tusk is the higher the price goes, especially if it is a full piece, free from discoloration and well preserved.
The right color of the tusk can make the tusk even more valuable
Not every excavated ivory tusk can be used for carvings or sculptures. There are several different categories of mammoth ivory tusk and they are all based on the shape and colors. The highest and the one that is considered top quality, consists of complete tusks as well as well-preserved ivory. Shards of a broken tusk are not wasted but used to make beads and jewelry inlays. While smaller pieces are used to craft figurines, piano keys and even knife handles. However, most of it is rather blue or brown due to the discoloration processes that takes place underneath the earth over the years that the mammoth has been buried. The minerals in the soil leech into the ivory and give it different hues. However, to ensure that the ivory that you are buying is pure mammoth ivory, make sure to check it for the Scherer lines, which are inherent patterns in mammoth ivory and vary from the patterns on elephant ivory.