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Our Museum Store is now open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. You may order online and pick up in store during store hours, and we offer shipping anywhere in the United States. If you are looking for a particular item and you do not see it in our online store, feel free to contact our store manager, Jessica Howell at email@example.com or call 541-756-6320 x216.
The mission of the Coos History Museum Store is to generate revenue to support exhibits and programs by providing continuing education materials and remembrances of the visit that focus on the intellectual, civic and cultural life of Oregon’s South Coast.
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Mammoth Ivory Hand-carved Earrings
Made by Coos Bay artis
t Larry Sequine
The mammoth became extinct over 10,000 years ago during the last Ice Age. Their large tusks, measuring up to 10 ½ feet in length, are still being found in the arctic regions of Alaska, Canada and Siberia, preserved in the “Perma-frost”.
Mammoth ivory varies in color from a creamy white to dark brown depending on the minerals the ivory has been exposed to over the centuries. Like modern elephant ivory, mammoth ivory has a distinct cross-hatch pattern and a visible wood-like grain. Unlike modern elephant ivory, ancient mammoth ivory can be used to make beautiful pieces of jewelry and carving that we can enjoy without the worry of endangering a living species.
Larry Sequine hand carves this lustrous ivory to create beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces.