Mammoth Ivory Netsukes
Originally, an accessory of the Japanese women’s clothing, mammoth ivory netsukes have evolved over the centuries to become a popular collectible today. These miniature beads were toggles on a kimono but varied in themes and styles. With varied styles of mammoth ivory netsukes ranging from Katabori to Manju, the shape and themes varied as per the societal needs. Today, an assorted and alluring variety of mammoth ivory netsuke have captured the interest of art aficionados and collectors worldwide. The rare and limited antiquated ivory is much in demand as it is precious and having been sculpted into Netsuke, enhances the value considerably. Innovatively designed, handcrafted by some of the most skilled ivory carvers, each theme and design differ and is innately unique.