This beautiful Geisha has been hand carved with pristine details using a piece of mammoth ivory tusk. Look at the delicate folds of the dress, the coiffured hair with accessories placed to accentuate the beauty. Known for beauty, wit, charm, delicate manners and exquisite looks, geishas played an important role in the society. Notice the hint of coquettish charm, with half-opened lips, delicate facial features, turn of her head and the placement of the fan. Being able to crave such exotic details in pure mammoth ivory takes years of skill and experience as mammoth ivory is fragile yet solid to work with.

Sculpted Geisha

Notice the flow and wrap of the robe, the way she is dressed speaks old school. See how she holds her fully opened fan, with both her hands. An exquisite piece of art that is much admired by art connoisseurs, mammoth ivory geisha’ figurines are much loved part of the collectible world. Don’t miss the hair comb that fits on the top of the hair bun while the two sides have clips and bows to hold on the stylish coiffure in the sides as done by Japanese women. The Master Carver has hand painted each strand after etching it in legal ivory. Notice the delicate folds and curves of the hair that are rolled up in buns.

The most unique aspect of the mammoth ivory netsuke of geisha is the bottom part. See how the feet have been carved separately, one step after another while the robe ends have been hand-painted. Don’t miss the bamboo leaves close to the feet as the robes collects on the ground.  Intricately hand painted floral motifs dot the kimono while the geisha stands with a slight head turn, as if shyly hiding behind the fan. Don’t miss checking out the two holes, patent to a netsuke, carved on the side of the kimono.

Mammoth ivory TUSKS are absolutely legal worldwide. You can read more about Mammoth Ivory in our education Center.

Size of Legal Mammoth Ivory netsuke:

Centimeters      Inches      Height
19                          7.5

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