A huge range of mammoth ivory animal netsuke are available for the Netsuke collectors and the art connoisseurs. Though there are a varied theme of the netsuke that are available, a common theme is animals. Though there are people, scenes, Gods and other themes that are used to carve netsuke, but animals form the basis premise of depicting life forms. Whether the animals are carved in conjunction with people, or just animals, this is a hugely popular collectible.
At Ivoryandart.com, we have a wide range of different mammoth ivory animal netsuke that has been carved by some of the best ivory and netsuke sculptors in the industry. Their style of etching clean lines, visually pleasing designs and animals in different poses make them a coveted collectible.
Hand carved mammoth ivory animal netsuke
Although netsuke had a practical function during the 17th to 19th century Japanese society, when it was used as a toggle in women’s kimono, the intrinsic utility ceased to function, the well-defined and highly skilled carving on antiquated mammoth ivory led it to become a prized possession and collectible. Today, there are art lovers and Netsuke collectors that prize the Master Carvers creations.
Look at the visual appeal, the miniaturized beads of mammoth ivory that have been delicately carved with such finish. All mammoth ivory animal netsuke vary in size, shape and have different animals. Some have dogs, pigs, turtles, fishes, rabbits, roosters and other aquatic birds. Notice the visual clarity in the sculpting of the beaks, feathers and the features of the birds and animals. Each noticeable feature has been pre-empted by the Master Carver and finished to perfection. While some of them are carved from raw ivory, others have been hand painted to highlight the details and make the Netsuke more alluring and unique.